The Protection of Adults Convention – 20th Anniversary

Today, the Convention on the International Protection of Adults celebrates its 20th Anniversary.  Given the growing practical importance of the subject-matter, and further to a successful Conference to discuss "Cross-border Protection of Vulnerable Adults", organised jointly by the HCCH and the European Commission in December 2018, the Permanent Bureau hopes that more States will become...

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Vulnerable adults – An important step forward

Approximately 130 experts from more than 35 States representing all continents gathered from 5 to 7 December 2018 in Brussels, Belgium, to discuss "Cross-border Protection of Vulnerable Adults" in a conference organised jointly by the European Commission and the HCCH. Experts stressed the practical importance of the topic. Discussions included current needs of vulnerable adults in...

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Cyprus ratifies the Adults Convention

On 9 July 2018, the Permanent Bureau was informed that Cyprus had deposited its instrument of ratification to the Hague Convention of 13 January 2000 on the International Protection of Adults (Adults Convention) on 4 July 2018. With the ratification of Cyprus, the Adults Convention now has 12 Contracting Parties. The Adults Convention will enter into force for Cyprus on 1 November 2018. ...

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The Protection of Adults Convention enters into force for Portugal

The Hague Convention of 13 January 2000 on the International Protection of Adults entered into force for Portugal on 1 July 2018. Upon ratification of the Convention on 14 March 2018, Portugal became the 11th State to be bound by the Convention.  More information is available on the Protection of Adults section of the website.  Portugal has been a Member of the HCCH...

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Portugal signs and ratifies the Adults Convention

On 14 March 2018, Portugal signed and deposited its instrument of ratification to the Hague Convention of 13 January 2000 on the International Protection of Adults (Adults Convention). With the signature and ratification of Portugal, the Adults Convention now has 11 Contracting Parties. The Adults Convention will enter into force for Portugal on 1 July 2018. Portugal has been a Member of the HCCH...

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Adults Convention enters into force for Latvia

On 1 March 2018 the Convention of 13 January 2000 on the International Protection of Adults entered into force for Latvia following the deposit of its instrument of ratification to the Convention on 6 December 2017. The Adults Convention currently has 10 Contracting Parties. Latvia has been a member of the Hague Conference since 1992 and is already a Contracting Party to 13 other Hague...

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Latvia ratifies the 2000 Hague Protection of Adults Convention, which now has 10 Contracting Parties

On 6 December 2017, the Permanent Bureau was informed that Latvia deposited its instrument of ratification of the Convention of 13 January 2000 on the International Protection of Adults on 24 November 2017, thus bringing the total number of Contracting Parties to the Convention to 10. This is an important milestone for the instrument. The Convention will enter into force in Latvia on 1 March...

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Available now: Explanatory Report on the Adults Convention in official languages of the EU

The revised edition of the Explanatory Report on the Hague Convention of 13 January 2000 on the International Protection of Adults, prepared by Paul Lagarde in January 2000 and published in August 2017 in both English and French, is now available in all official languages of the European Union, with the exception of German. The European Commission (DG Justice) generously provided the translations...

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2000 Hague Protection of Adults Convention – New & Revised Edition of the Explanatory Report

The Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law is pleased to announce the publication of a new and revised edition of the Explanatory Report on the Hague Convention of 13 January 2000 on the International Protection of Adults. This new and revised edition replaces the previous edition of the Explanatory Report, including the one contained in the offprint of the...

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