Albania signs the 2005 Choice of Court Convention and the 2007 Maintenance Obligations Protocol

Today, 13 February 2024, Mr Ulsi Manja, Minister of Justice, signed, on behalf of the Republic of Albania, the Convention of 30 June 2005 on Choice of Court Agreements (2005 Choice of Court Convention) and the Protocol of 23 November 2007 on the Law Applicable to Maintenance Obligations (2007 Maintenance Obligations Protocol). The 2005 Choice of Court, which currently binds 32 States and the...

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Choice of Court Convention enters into force for Ukraine

Today, 1 August 2023, the Convention of 30 June 2005 on Choice of Court Agreements (2005 Choice of Court Convention) entered into force for Ukraine following the deposit of its instrument of ratification on 1 May 2023. At present, 32 States and the European Union are bound by the 2005 Choice of Court Convention. More information on this Convention is available on the Choice of Court Section...

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Ukraine ratifies the Choice of Court Convention

The Permanent Bureau has been informed that on 28 April 2023, Ukraine deposited its instrument of ratification of the Convention of 30 June 2005 on Choice of Court Agreements (2005 Choice of Court Convention). With the ratification of Ukraine, 32 States and the European Union are bound by the 2005 Choice of Court Convention. It will enter into force for Ukraine on 1 August 2023. More information...

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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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CGAP 2022: New Members, ratifications and signatures

On 2 March 2022, the Council on General Affairs and Policy (CGAP) of the HCCH welcomed El Salvador as the newest Member of the Organisation. It also witnessed Ecuador and the United States of America sign and/or ratify a number of HCCH Conventions and instruments. H.E. Ms Carmen María Gallardo Hernández, Ambassador of the Republic of El Salvador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands,...

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

The Permanent Bureau is pleased to announce that Edition 2021 of HCCH a|Bridged will be dedicated to the HCCH Convention of 30 June 2005 on Choice of Court Agreements (2005 Choice of Court Convention), and held online on 1 December 2021. Sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection of Germany and supported by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) Academy for Law, the...

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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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Continuing application of the Choice of Court Convention and Child Support Convention for the United Kingdom

After the conclusion of the transition period following the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union, the United Kingdom continues to be bound by the HCCH Convention of 30 June 2005 on Choice of Court Agreements (Choice of Court Convention) and the HCCH Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other...

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