Singapore becomes 76th HCCH Member; Brazil accedes to 1970 Evidence Convention; Iraq accedes to 1980 Child Abduction Convention; European Union approves 2007 Child Support Convention

On 9 April 2014, during the Council on General Affairs of the Hague Conference, Singapore became the 76th Member of the Hague Conference on Private International Law by depositing its instrument of acceptance of the Statute of the Organisation. On the same occasion, Brazil acceded to the Hague Convention of 18 March 1970 on the taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil and Commercial Matters ...

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Just published: Volume XX of the Judges' Newsletter

The Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law is pleased to announce that volume XX of the Judges' Newsletter has recently been published. The special focus of this volume of the Judges' Newsletter is on the concentration of jurisdiction under the Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction and other international child...

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10th Anniversary of the Malta Process

The Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law is pleased to announce the 10th Anniversary of the Malta Process, a dialogue involving both Contracting States to the Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction  and / or the Convention of 19 October 1996 on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, Recognition, Enforcement and...

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20 New Judges designated in 2013 to the International Hague Network of Judges

The International Hague Network of Judges (IHNJ) attracted 20 new judicial designations in 2013, growing from 71 to 91 judges worldwide. A total of 60 States have now officially designated a judge to the IHNJ, with 11 new States designating judges in 2013 alone. New States designating to the network in 2013 include Belize, Estonia, Italy, Morocco, Pakistan, the Philippines, Poland, Rwanda,...

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Japan signs and ratifies the 1980 Hague Child Abduction Convention

On Friday 24 January 2014, Japan became the 91st Contracting State to the Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. Japan’s instrument of ratification was deposited by H.E. Mr Masaru Tsuji, Japan’s Ambassador to the Netherlands, who was accompanied by several other officials. The broad delegation underlines the importance that the...

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The Hague Conference publishes the General Principles for Judicial Communications

This document represents the latest version of Emerging Guidance regarding the development of the International Hague Network of Judges and a set of General Principles for Judicial Communications within the context of the Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (hereinafter the "1980 Hague Child Abduction Convention") and the International Hague...

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30th Anniversary of the 1980 Hague Child Abduction Convention

On 1 December 1983, the Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction entered into force, with Canada, France and Portugal as the first three Contracting States. Since then, in the time leading up to this year’s 30th anniversary, an additional 87 States have joined the Convention, an increase of 30 times the original number. The Hague Child...

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15th anniversary of the International Hague Network of Judges

From 17 to 19 July 2013, more than 50 Members of the International Hague Network of Judges, representing 40 States from every region of the world, as well as experts from the Commonwealth Secretariat, IberRed and the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law met at Cumberland Lodge, Great Windsor Park, England. In addition to celebrating the 15th Anniversary of the...

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HCCH International Family Law Briefings, March 2013

Recently published: quarterly updates, provided by the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law, regarding the work of the Hague Conference in the field of international family law. Contents March 2013: Introduction The 2007 Hague Child Support Convention: an update Entry into Force Caseworker’s Practical Handbook Electronic...

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