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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30th Anniversary of the 1980 Hague Child Abduction Convention

On 1 December 1983, the Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction entered into force, with Canada, France and Portugal as the first three Contracting States. Since then, in the time leading up to this year’s 30th anniversary, an additional 87 States have joined the Convention, an increase of 30 times the original number. The Hague Child...

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15th anniversary of the International Hague Network of Judges

From 17 to 19 July 2013, more than 50 Members of the International Hague Network of Judges, representing 40 States from every region of the world, as well as experts from the Commonwealth Secretariat, IberRed and the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law met at Cumberland Lodge, Great Windsor Park, England. In addition to celebrating the 15th Anniversary of the...

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The 1993 Hague Intercountry Adoption Convention celebrates its 20th anniversary

The Hague Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (Intercountry Adoption Convention) celebrates its 20th anniversary today. Negotiations on the final text of the Convention were concluded on 29 May 1993, at a Diplomatic Session convened at the Peace Palace in The Hague and attended by 66 countries. For the past 20 years, the...

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The Hague Conference celebrates its 120th anniversary

The Hague Conference on Private International Law - the oldest international institution in The Hague - celebrated its 120th Anniversary on Monday, 8 April 2013 with an event, The Hague Conference at 120: Today and the Future, held in in the Academy Building of the Peace Palace in The Hague. Since its establishment in 1893, the Hague Conference has successfully undertaken efforts to build...

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Tobias Asser's Inaugural Address 1862-2012

At the initiative of Prof. Ernst Hirsch Ballin, a commemoration was held on Saturday 20 October at the Agnietenkapel in Amsterdam, to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the lecture delivered by Tobias Asser as professor at the Athenaeum Illustre (now University) of Amsterdam on 20 October 1862 in the same Agnietenkapel. Prof. Hirsch Ballin commemorated Asser's achievements with a...

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10th anniversary of International Network of Judges for International Child Protection

A small celebration to mark the 10th anniversary of the International Hague Network of Judges was held in Brussels on Friday 16 January 2009. The creation of an international network of judges for international child protection was first proposed at the 1998 De Ruwenberg Seminar for Judges on the international protection of children. The International Hague Network of Judges facilitates...

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115th Anniversary HCCH - Hague Protection of Adults Convention soon to enter into force

On Thursday 18 September 2008, the 115th anniversary of the Hague Conference on Private International Law was celebrated in the Academy Building, on the grounds of the Peace Palace, in The Hague. During the celebration, the Hague Convention of 13 January 2000 on the International Protection of Adults received its third ratification. Consequently, the Convention has entered into force on...

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President Mádl of Hungary celebrating HCCH's 110th Anniversary

On the 31st of October 2003 the Hague Conference on Private International Law celebrated its 110th Anniversary at 4.30 p.m. in the Great Hall of Justice of the Peace Palace in The Hague. President Ferenc Mádl of Hungary, a former delegate to the Hague Conference, marked the occasion by giving a speech on “Milestones on the Road of Private International Law Developments”....

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