Mongolia joins the 1954 Hague Civil Procedure Convention

On Monday, 3 March 2014, the Ambassador of Mongolia to the Netherlands, H.E. Mr Davaadorj Khishigdelger, deposited the instrument of accession of Mongolia to the Hague Convention of 1 March 1954 on civil procedure (“Civil Procedure Convention”). Mongolia is the 48th Contracting State to the Convention, which will enter into force for that State in accordance with Article 31 of the...

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Conclusions & Recommendations of the Experts' Group meeting on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Protection Orders

The Experts' Group on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Protection Orders met in The Hague on 12 and 13 February 2014. A provisional version of the Conclusions and Recommendations of this meeting has been published on this website. The final versions of the Conclusions and Recommendations, in both English and French, will be included in Preliminary Document No 4 for the...

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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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Completion of an EU partnership project between Romania, ENM and the Hague Conference on the International Recovery of Maintenance

From January 2012 until January 2014, the Ministry of Justice of Romania, the École Nationale de la Magistrature (ENM - France) and the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference worked together on the project "Enhancing judicial international co-operation in matters relating to maintenance obligations" (JUST/2010/JCIV/AG/0026), in the context of the European Union "Civil...

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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...

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Latin American meeting on the international protection of children and the recovery of maintenance abroad

From 4 until 6 December 2013, officials from National Organs, Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Ministries of Justice, State Attorneys, representatives of the Judiciary, Members of the International Hague Network of Judges, Central Authorities, Childhood Authorities and academics from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico,...

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