Ukraine signs the 2005 Choice of Court Convention and the 2007 Hague Protocol

Today, Monday 21 March 2016, Ukraine signed the Hague Convention of 30 June 2005 on Choice of Court Agreements (2005 Choice of Court Convention), as well as the Protocol of 23 November 2007 on the Law Applicable to Maintenance Obligations (2007 Child Support Protocol). Ukraine is already a Contracting State to 10 Conventions, and has been a Member of the Hague Conference since December 2003. At...

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Conference on “Commercial Private International Law in East and Southern Africa”, Johannesburg, South Africa

The Research Centre for Private International Law in Emerging Countries of the Faculty of Law of the University of Johannesburg organised this event. The Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements and the Principles on Choice of Law in International Commercial Contracts were presented at the conference. Programme: Conference programme Presentation: Ms Marta Pertegás...

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The 2005 Choice of Court Convention enters into force

Today (1 October 2015), the Convention of 30 June 2005 on Choice of Court Agreements (the Convention) has entered into force in 28 States (Mexico and all Members of the European Union, except Denmark). This results from Mexico's accession to the Convention in 2007 and the recent approval of the Convention by the European Union. This momentum is set to encourage other States currently...

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APEC Workshop on effective enforcement of business contracts and efficient resolution of business disputes through the Hague Choice of Court Agreements Convention

The Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) Workshop on the effective enforcement of business contracts and efficient resolution of business disputes through the Hague Choice of Court Agreements Convention was held on Tuesday 1 September 2015 in Cebu, the Philippines, on the margins of the APEC Senior Officials Meetings. The Workshop is organised by the Department of Justice of Hong Kong,...

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APEC Workshop on effective enforcement of business contracts and efficient resolution of business disputes through the Hague Choice of Court Agreements Convention

The Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) Workshop on the effective enforcement of business contracts and efficient resolution of business disputes through the Hague Choice of Court Agreements Convention will take place on Tuesday 1 September 2015 in Cebu, the Philippines, on the margins of the APEC Senior Officials Meetings. The Workshop is organised by the Department of Justice of Hong...

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2005 Choice of Court Convention to enter into force on 1 October 2015 following the approval by the European Union

The Permanent Bureau is pleased to announce that on 11 June 2015, during the Fourth Meeting of the Special Commission on the practical operation of the 1993 Hague Intercountry Adoption Convention, the European Union deposited its instrument of approval of the Hague Convention of 30 June 2005 on Choice of Court Agreements (the 2005 Choice of Court Convention). At the ceremony, which...

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Save the date and call for proposals - Recovery of maintenance in Asia Pacific and worldwide: national and regional systems and the Hague 2007 Child Support Convention and Protocol

The Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH), through its Asia Pacific Regional Office, will hold a global conference on the recovery of child support and family maintenance in Hong Kong from 9 to 11 November 2015. Please Save the Date. A conference program and further details will be circulated in due course. Note that the conference will begin at...

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Singapore signs the 2005 Choice of Court Convention

Today, Wednesday 25 March 2015, during the Council on General Affairs and Policy of the Hague Conference, Ms Thian Yee Sze, Director General of the Legal Group, Ministry of Law, Singapore, signed the Hague Convention of 30 June 2005 on Choice of Court Agreements on behalf of her Government. It is anticipated that the entry into force of this Convention, which was concluded in The Hague on 30 June...

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International conference on 'Cross Border Co-operation in Civil and Commercial Matters through Hague Conventions', Rabat

From 10 to 11 November 2014, an international conference, "Cross Border Co-operation in Civil and Commercial Matters through Hague Conventions" was held in Rabat, Morocco, to discuss the relevance and possible implementation of selected Hague Conventions in the field of international child protection (1980 Child Abduction, 1996 Child Protection, and 2007 Child Support Conventions), international...

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