Publication of the Second Edition of the Practical Handbook on the Operation of the Apostille Convention

The Permanent Bureau is pleased to announce the publication of the second edition of the Practical Handbook on the Operation of the Apostille Convention (Apostille Handbook). The Apostille Handbook, first published in 2013, provides guidance on the practical implementation and operation of the 1961 Apostille Convention, applied tens of millions of times every year to the benefit of individuals,...

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Publication of the Practitioners’ Tool: Cross-Border Recognition and Enforcement of Agreements Reached in the Course of Family Matters Involving Children

The Permanent Bureau is pleased to announce the publication of the Practitioners’ Tool: Cross-Border Recognition and Enforcement of Agreements Reached in the Course of Family Matters Involving Children (Practitioners’ Tool). The Practitioners’ Tool aims to explain how agreements made in the area of family law involving children (“family agreements”) can be made...

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HCCH|Approach: Publication now available

The Permanent Bureau is pleased to announce the launch of the post-event publication of HCCH|Approach, now available for download!  HCCH|Approach, “Advancing and Promoting the Protection of All Children”, celebrated the 25th anniversary of the HCCH 1996 Child Protection Convention. Drawing from the diverse perspectives and expertise of family law practitioners...

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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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Now available in 23 EU languages: Guide to Good Practice on the Use of Video-Link under the Evidence Convention

The Permanent Bureau is pleased to announce the publication of 21 new translations of the Guide to Good Practice on the Use of Video-Link under the Evidence Convention. With these new translations, the Guide to Good Practice is now available in 23 European Union (EU) languages. The Guide, originally published in English and French, analyses the latest developments in relation to the use of...

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Now available in 23 EU languages: Guide to Good Practice under the Child Abduction Convention: Part VI – Article 13(1)(b)

The Permanent Bureau is pleased to announce the publication of 19 new translations of the Guide to Good Practice under the Child Abduction Convention: Part VI – Article 13(1)(b). With these new translations, the Guide to Good Practice is now available in 23 European Union (EU) languages. The Guide, originally published in English and French, was developed by the Permanent Bureau of the...

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New Guide for International Commercial Contracts

The Permanent Bureau is pleased to announce that the Legal Guide to Uniform Instruments in the Area of International Commercial Contracts, with a Focus on Sales (Legal Guide), a joint publication of the Secretariats of UNCITRAL, UNIDROIT and the HCCH, has been officially launched today (video announcement). The Legal Guide, which was approved by each of the three Organisations in the course of...

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Publication of the 2020 Annual Report

The Permanent Bureau of the HCCH is pleased to announce the publication of the 2020 Annual Report. In a year of unprecedented challenges, the importance of private international law as the guiding star in an increasingly complex, interconnected world was as clear as ever. Throughout the year, the HCCH continued to explore areas for new legislative work and to promote the effective operation of...

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Now available in all EU languages: Practical Handbook on 2007 Child Support Convention, Protocol, and 2009 EU Regulation

The Permanent Bureau is pleased to announce the publication of translations, in all European Union (EU) languages, of the Practical Handbook for Competent Authorities on the 2007 Child Support Convention, the 2007 Maintenance Obligations Protocol, and the 2009 EU Maintenance Regulation. The Handbook, originally published in English, French, and Romanian, was jointly developed by the HCCH, the...

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