Honduras becomes 90th Member of the HCCH

Today, 9 September 2021, the HCCH reached another milestone when the Republic of Honduras deposited its instrument of acceptance of the Statute, thus becoming its 90th Member. The membership ceremony, which took place at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, was attended by H.E. Mr Roberto Ochoa Madrid, Ambassador, and Mr Eduardo Cano, First Secretary, from the Embassy of Honduras,...

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Mongolia becomes 89th Member of the HCCH

Today, 1 July 2021, Mongolia deposited its instrument of acceptance of the Statute, thus becoming the 89th Member of the HCCH. Mongolia has been an HCCH Connected State since 2000 and is currently a Contracting Party to three HCCH Conventions (i.e., the 1954 Civil Procedure, the 1961 Apostille, and the 1993 Adoption Conventions). The Permanent Bureau is pleased to welcome Mongolia as a new HCCH...

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CGAP 2021: New Members, requests and signatures

On 3 March 2021, the Council on General Affairs and Policy (CGAP) of the HCCH witnessed Thailand become the 88th Member of the HCCH, El Salvador apply for membership, and Israel sign two HCCH Conventions. During the ceremony, Thailand deposited its instrument of acceptance of the Statute of the HCCH, thus becoming the 88th Member of the HCCH. Thailand was represented by H.E. Ms Eksiri Pintaruchi,...

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Namibia becomes 87th Member of the HCCH

Today, 19 January 2021, the Republic of Namibia deposited its instrument of acceptance of the Statute, thus becoming the 87th Member of the HCCH. Namibia has been an HCCH Connected State since 2000 and is currently a Contracting Party to the Apostille and Adoption Conventions. Namibia is the eighth African State to become a Member of the HCCH and its Membership is another important step toward...

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Nicaragua becomes 86th Member of the HCCH

Today, 21 October 2020, the Republic of Nicaragua deposited its instrument of acceptance of the Statute, thus becoming the 86th Member of the HCCH. Due to restrictions currently imposed as a result of the pandemic, the deposit of the instrument could unfortunately not take place in person. While there was therefore no opportunity to celebrate the Membership with the usual ceremony at the Ministry...

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New Members, new requests and new accessions

On 4 March 2020, during the meeting of the Council on General Affairs and Policy (CGAP), the Dominican Republic and the Republic of Uzbekistan, deposited their instruments of acceptance of the Statute, thus becoming the 84th and 85th Members of the HCCH, respectively.  The Dominican Republic was represented at the ceremony by Mr Braulio Alcantara, Legal Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs,...

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HCCH and the World Justice Forum – Committing to Justice for All

From 29 April to 2 May, the HCCH Permanent Bureau was represented at the World Justice Forum VI, which was held in the Hague, the Netherlands. The Forum presented an invaluable opportunity to introduce the work of the HCCH to a wider audience and to showcase the important contribution of the organisation to cross-border access to justice for individuals, families and companies. On the final day...

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Honduras signs and ratifies the Intercountry Adoption Convention and requests Membership in the HCCH

On 6 March 2019, Dr Lolis María Salas Montes, Executive Director of the Directorate for Children, Adolescents and Family (DINAF), signed and ratified on behalf of the Republic of Honduras the HCCH Convention of 29 May 1993 on the Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (Intercountry Adoption Convention). With the signature and ratification of Honduras,...

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The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia becomes the 82nd Member of the Hague Conference

The Permanent Bureau is pleased to announce that today, Wednesday 19 October 2016, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, His Excellency Mr Abdulaziz A. Abohaimed, deposited Saudi Arabia’s instrument of acceptance of the Statute of the Hague Conference. During the ceremony, which took place at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, Secretary General Christophe Bernasconi...

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