HCCH a|Bridged Edition 2019: Registration now open!

The Permanent Bureau is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the inaugural edition of HCCH a|Bridged, which will take place at the Academy Building on the grounds of the Peace Palace, in The Hague, Netherlands on Wednesday 11 December 2019. HCCH a|Bridged will convene experts and stakeholders from around the world in The Hague to explore and debate the very latest in...

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Programme now available: Inaugural global conference on the Judgments Convention

The Permanent Bureau is pleased to announce that the programme for the first global conference on the newly adopted HCCH Judgments Convention, which will take place on 9 September 2019 in Hong Kong SAR, People’s Republic of China, is now available on the dedicated Conference webpage: <http://www.hcchjudgmentshk.org/programme.php>, and that the registration period is now open. Although...

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African Regional Conference on the HCCH Children’s Conventions

From 2 to 3 April 2019, 149 senior government officials, judges, legal practitioners, academics, social service practitioners, researchers and other experts from Botswana, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Ethiopia, France, Ghana, Guinea, Israel, Japan, Lesotho, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, United Kingdom (England and Scotland), United States of...

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International Symposium on Family Mediation in Singapore

On 29 March 2019, the Family Mediation Symposium convened at the Auditorium of the Supreme Court of Singapore. The Symposium brought together more than 130 experts and practitioners in the field of family mediation to discuss issues and challenges in mediating family disputes, both in a domestic and in a cross-border context. This event, a joint collaboration between the Family Justice Courts of...

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HCCH-UNICEF South Asia Workshop on Role of The Hague Conventions in Cross-Border Child Protection in the Region

From 29 to 31 May 2018, 31 governmental experts from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka, UNICEF representatives from these countries as well as from the Regional Office for South Asia (ROSA), representatives from the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH), the International Social Services (ISS) and three independent consultants met...

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Delegation of African Justices at the PB

Today, 30 November 2017, in collaboration with the African Foundation of International Law (AFIL) and the Hague Project: Peace and Justice, the Permanent Bureau hosted a group of African Chief Justices and other senior judges to promote further engagement of African States with the HCCH. Justices from eight different African States were present at the meeting including Benin, Burkina Faso,...

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HCCH Asia Pacific Week 2017 held in Seoul, Republic of Korea

The HCCH Asia Pacific Week 2017 (Symposium) was successfully held in Seoul, Republic of Korea, from 3 to 6 July 2017. The Symposium, which was co-hosted by the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH) and the Korean Ministry of Justice, the Korean Judicial Research and Training Institute, the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Korean Private International Law Association, the...

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International meeting addressing Issues of Domestic / Family Violence and the 1980 Child Abduction Convention

On 12 June 2017, 57 experts attended a meeting in London, at the invitation of conference organisers, Professor Marilyn Freeman of the University of Westminster and the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH), on the topic of Domestic / Family Violence and the Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (1980 Convention)....

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2nd Inter-American Meeting of Central Authorities and International Hague Network Judges on International Child Abduction

From 29 until 31 March 2017, 62 Hague Network Judges and Central Authority officials, representing 27 jurisdictions met in Panama City to discuss how to improve the operation of the Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (the 1980 Child Abduction Convention). The following jurisdictions were represented at the meeting: Anguilla, Argentina,...

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Launch of iSupport - First Meeting of the iSupport Governing Body

On the occasion of its first meeting held on 18 and 19 January 2017 at the premises of the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law, the iSupport Governing Body officially launched iSupport. iSupport is an electronic case management and secure communication system. It allows an efficient, modern and timely recovery of child support and family maintenance in...

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