HCCH a|Bridged – Edition 2021: Publication now available!

The Permanent Bureau is pleased to announce the launch of the post-event publication of HCCH a|Bridged - Edition 2021. Held online in December 2021, the latest edition of the HCCH a|Bridged series focused on contemporary issues relating to the application of the Convention of 30 June 2005 on Choice of Court Agreements (the 2005 Choice of Court Convention), including the promotion of party...

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Council on General Affairs and Policy – Conclusions & Decisions now available!

The Council on General Affairs and Policy (CGAP) of the HCCH met online from 28 February to 4 March 2022, with over 450 participants representing 75 HCCH Members, 5 non-Member States, 16 observer organisations and members of the Permanent Bureau. The Conclusions & Decisions adopted by CGAP are now available in English and French. In terms of normative work, CGAP approved the publication of...

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Publication of the HCCH 2021 Annual Report

The Permanent Bureau is pleased to announce the publication of the HCCH 2021 Annual Report.Throughout the past year, the HCCH continued to advance its legislative work and to promote the effective operation of its Conventions, successfully convening the meetings of five Experts’ Groups and five Working Groups via videoconference. The Special Commission on the practical operation of the 1961...

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Now available in 23 EU languages: Guide to Good Practice on the Use of Video-Link under the Evidence Convention

The Permanent Bureau is pleased to announce the publication of 21 new translations of the Guide to Good Practice on the Use of Video-Link under the Evidence Convention. With these new translations, the Guide to Good Practice is now available in 23 European Union (EU) languages. The Guide, originally published in English and French, analyses the latest developments in relation to the use of...

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Meeting of the Administrative Cooperation Working Group

The Administrative Cooperation Working Group (ACWG) on the 2007 Child Support Convention met on 6 and 7 December 2021 via videoconference. The meeting was attended by 55 experts representing 20 Member States, one Member Regional Economic Integration Organisation and one Observer, as well as by members of the Permanent Bureau (PB) of the HCCH. As recommended by the Twenty-First Session of the HCCH...

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HCCH a|Bridged - Edition 2021: Enabling party autonomy with the 2005 Choice of Court Convention

On 1 December 2021, the Permanent Bureau had the pleasure of hosting HCCH a|Bridged - Edition 2021, an online event focused on contemporary issues relating to the application of the HCCH 2005 Choice of Court Convention, including the promotion of party autonomy. The event was co-organised by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) Academy for Law, the American Association of Private International Law...

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HCCH a|Bridged - Edition 2021: Registration now open!

The Permanent Bureau is pleased to announce that registration is now open for HCCH a|Bridged – Edition 2021: Innovation in Transnational Litigation.  HCCH a|Bridged – Edition 2021 will discuss contemporary issues relating to the application of the HCCH 2005 Choice of Court Convention, including the promotion of party autonomy and the establishment of international commercial...

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HCCH|Approach Global Event – Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the 1996 Child Protection Convention

On 19 October 2021, the Permanent Bureau had the pleasure of hosting the HCCH|Approach Global Event. Held online in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the HCCH 1996 Child Protection Convention, the event featured a series of lectures by global experts, culminating in a live panel discussion by a distinguished group of representatives from government, practice and academia. A wide range of...

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Indonesia accedes to the Apostille Convention on its 60th Anniversary

Today, 5 October 2021, the Republic of Indonesia deposited its instrument of accession to the Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents (Apostille Convention). The ceremony was held on the occasion of the 60th Anniversary of the Convention as part of the Fifth Meeting of the Special Commission on the practical operation of the Apostille...

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