Albania joins the Hague Conference

On Tuesday, 4 June 2002, Albania, after having been admitted as a new Member State, accepted the Statute of the Hague Conference and has thus become the 61st Member State of the Organisation. Albania was already a Party to the Hague Convention on intercountry adoption. ...

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Morocco ratifies the 1996 Protection of Children Convention

On 22 August 2002, Morocco deposited with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands its instrument of ratification of the Hague Convention of 19 October 1996 on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, Recognition, Enforcement and Co-operation in respect of Parental Responsibility and Measures for the Protection of Children. Morocco became thus the first Muslim State to ratify a...

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Secretary General of Hague Conference on private international law visits Hungary

From 17-19 November 2002, the Secretary General of the Hague Conference on private international law, Mr Hans van Loon, paid an official visit to Budapest.Mr Van Loon met with the President of the Republic of Hungary, Dr Ferenc Mádl, at the Houses of Parliament. In the 1980s, Dr Mádl had represented Hungary at the negotiations in The Hague which led to the adoption by the Sixteenth Diplomatic...

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Conclusion of the XIXth Diplomatic Session

PRESS RELEASE - LEGAL New Hague Convention increases legal certainty for cross-border securities transactions The Hague, 13 December 2002 – For the financial markets, the exposures involved in cross-border securities transactions are extremely large – with securities worth hundreds of billions of dollars, Euros and Yen provided cross-border every day as collateral all around the globe. Until...

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1996 Convention signed by 14 EU Member States and Australia

On 1 April 2003, 14 European Union Member States, Australia and Switzerland signed the Hague Convention of 19 October 1996 on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, Recognition, Enforcement and Co-operation in Respect of Parental Responsibility and Measures for the Protection of Children. The Netherlands had already signed the Convention in 1997. The ceremony took place at the Peace Palace in The Hague, in...

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United States of America Central Authority under the Hague Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters

By communication dated 1 October 2002, the Department of Justice of the United States of America informed the Permanent Bureau that it was finalising an award to a private process server company to assume the duties of the United States Central Authority pursuant to Article 2 of the 1965 Hague Service Convention. On 24 October 2002, the Permanent Bureau brought this communication to the attention...

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India ratifies Intercountry Adoption Convention

 On the right: Mrs Jayati Chandra, Joint Secretary to the Government of India,Ministry of Social Justice & EmpowermentOn the left: Mr Debraj Pradhan, Minister at the Embassy of India at The HagueOn 6 June 2003, India deposited its instrument of ratification to the Hague Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption, thus bringing...

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