Second Meeting of the HCCH-UNIDROIT Digital Assets and Tokens Joint Project

From 2 to 4 October 2023, the second meeting of the HCCH-UNIDROIT Joint Project on Law Applicable to Cross-Border Holdings and Transfers of Digital Assets and Tokens was held at the premises of the Secretariat of the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT) in Rome, in hybrid format. The Joint Project examines the desirability of developing coordinated guidance and...

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Save the Date: CODIFI Edition 2023 - CBDCs

The Permanent Bureau is pleased to announce that an online colloquium on selected topics related to the CBDCs Project will be held online on 5 October 2023, following the mandate of the Council on General Affairs and Policy at its 2023 meeting (C&D No 17). The CBDCs Project was established by CGAP in March 2023 with the mandate to study the private international law implications of central...

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First Meeting of the Working Group on the Financial Aspects of Intercountry Adoption

From 26 to 28 June 2023, the Working Group on the Financial Aspects of Intercountry Adoption met for the first time. The meeting, held online, was attended by 42 experts in total, representing 16 Member States, three non-Member Contracting Parties, and three Observers. Several staff members of the Permanent Bureau of the HCCH also attended the meeting. The mandate of the Working Group...

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Kick-off Meeting of the Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) Project

On 5 July 2023, the kick-off meeting of the CBDCs Project was held online. The meeting was attended by 38 experts, representing 15 Members and three Observers, as well as by members of the Permanent Bureau (PB) of the HCCH. The CBDCs Project will study the private international law implications of CBDCs, as mandated by the Council on General Affairs and Policy (CGAP) of the HCCH in March 2023...

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Kick-off Meeting of the HCCH-UNIDROIT Digital Assets and Tokens Joint Project

On 12 June 2023, the kick-off meeting of the HCCH-UNIDROIT Joint Project on Law Applicable to Cross-Border Holdings and Transfers of Digital Assets and Tokens was held at the premises of the Permanent Bureau in The Hague in hybrid format. The Joint Project will examine the desirability of developing coordinated guidance and the feasibility of a normative framework on the law applicable to...

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Online Event – 30th Anniversary of the 1993 Adoption Convention

On 31 May 2023, the Permanent Bureau of the HCCH hosted an online event on the occasion of the 30th Anniversary of the 1993 Adoption Convention. The event consisted of three roundtables featuring adoption experts from around the world, as well as persons with lived experiences in intercountry adoption. On this anniversary, it was important to recall the reasons why this Convention was adopted in...

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Seminar “Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in the Western Balkan Region: HCCH 2019 Judgments Convention”

On 15 and 16 May 2023, the seminar “Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in the Western Balkan Region: HCCH 2019 Judgments Convention”, co-organised by the Center for International Legal Cooperation (CILC) and the HCCH, was held in The Hague. The seminar provided an opportunity for participants to further refine their knowledge of the 2019 Judgments Convention and to...

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Launch of the HCCH-UNIDROIT Digital Assets and Tokens Joint Project

The Permanent Bureau is pleased to announce the formal approval of the HCCH-UNIDROIT Joint Project on Law Applicable to Cross-Border Holdings and Transfers of Digital Assets and Tokens (HCCH-UNIDROIT Digital Assets and Tokens Joint Project). The Council on General Affairs and Policy (CGAP) of the HCCH endorsed the launch of the Joint Project during its annual meeting, in March 2023. Today, on 11...

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University of Bonn and HCCH Conference on 2019 Judgments Convention: Registration now open!

The Permanent Bureau is pleased to advise that registration is open for the Conference on The HCCH 2019 Judgments Convention: Cornerstones – Prospects – Outlook, which will be held in person on 9 and 10 June 2023 at the University of Bonn, Germany. The Conference is co-organised by the University of Bonn and the Permanent Bureau of the HCCH, with the generous support of the Federal...

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