Pakistan: Hague Abduction Convention Enters into Force

On 1 March 2017, the Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction entered into force for Pakistan. After having deposited its instrument of accession to the Convention on 22 December 2016, Pakistan became the 96th Contracting State to the instrument. More information is available on the Child Abduction Section of the Hague Conference website. While not a...

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Pakistan joins the 1980 Hague Child Abduction Convention

On 22 December 2016, Pakistan deposited its instrument of accession to the Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction and thus became the 96th Contracting State to the Convention. The Convention will enter into force for Pakistan on 1 March 2017. At the ceremony, which took place at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, the...

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Bolivia, Costa Rica, Singapore and Viet Nam: Hague Conventions enter into force

On 1 October 2016, the Hague Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters (Service Convention) entered into force for the Republic of Costa Rica and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam. On that same day, the Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (Child Abduction...

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Bolivia joins the 1980 Hague Child Abduction Convention

On 13 July 2016, Bolivia deposited its instrument of accession to the Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction and thus became the 95th Contracting State to the Convention. The Convention will enter into force for Bolivia on 1 October 2016. While Bolivia is not a Member of the HCCH, it is now a Contracting State to two Conventions of the...

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Malta IV Conference on Cross-Frontier Child Protection and Family Law

Valletta, Malta: From 2 to 5 May 2016, more than 130 senior government officials, judges and other experts from 34 countries, including Algeria, Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritania, Morocco, the Netherlands, Norway, Pakistan, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Spain,...

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Just published: Russian translation of the General Principles for Judicial Communications

The Permanent Bureau is pleased to announce the recent publication of the Russian translation of the Emerging Guidance regarding the development of the International Hague Network of Judges and General Principles for Judicial Communications, including commonly accepted safeguards for Direct Judicial Communications in specific cases, within the context of the International Hague Network of Judges....

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Meeting of the International Hague Network of Judges

From 11 to 13 November 2015, as part of the HCCH Asia Pacific Week 2015, more than 30 Members of the International Hague Network of Judges, representing 19 States from every region of the world, as well as experts from the Commonwealth and the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law met in Hong Kong SAR, People's Republic of China. Members of the Network adopted...

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100 Judges now Members of the International Hague Network of Judges

The International Hague Network of Judges (IHNJ) attracted nine new judicial designations in recent months, growing from 91 to 100 judges worldwide. A total of 73 States have now officially designated a judge to the IHNJ. New States designating to the network include Antigua and Barbuda, Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Japan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Saint Kitts...

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