30th Anniversary of the 1980 Hague Child Abduction Convention

On 1 December 1983, the Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction entered into force, with Canada, France and Portugal as the first three Contracting States. Since then, in the time leading up to this year’s 30th anniversary, an additional 87 States have joined the Convention, an increase of 30 times the original number. The Hague Child...

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Albania joins the 1961 Hague Form of Wills Convention

On 25 October 2013, the depositary of the Hague Conventions received the instrument of accession of Albania to the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 on the Conflicts of Laws Relating to the Form of Testamentary Dispositions. The Convention, which now counts 42 Contracting States, will enter into force for Albania on 24 December 2013. ...

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Paraguayan draft legislation implementing Draft Hague Principles on Choice of Law in International Contracts

On 7 May 2013, Senator Hugo Esteban Estigarribia Gutiérrez presented to Don Alfredo Luis Jaeggli, President of the Chamber of Senators of the Paraguayan Congress (Congreso de la República de Paraguay), draft legislation to implement the Draft Hague Principles on Choice of Law in International Contracts. Pursuant to article 203 of the Constitution of Paraguay of 1992, the...

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Armenia seeks membership in the Hague Conference

On 8 November 2013, the Secretary General of the Hague Conference on Private International Law formally opened the six month period for existing Members to vote on the proposal of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs to admit the Republic of Armenia as a new Member of the Organisation. The Netherlands presented its proposal in response to interest expressed by this State in joining ...

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Explanatory Report on the 2005 Hague Choice of Court Convention

The Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law is pleased to announce that the Explanatory Report on the Hague Convention of 30 June 2005 on Choice of Court Agreements by Trevor Hartley and Masato Dogauchi is now available in off-print format on the Hague Conference website. Those interested in acquiring a paper copy should contact the Permanent Bureau at...

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Just published: Tome II of the Proceedings of the Twentieth Session - Judgments

The Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law is pleased to announce that the volume of the Proceedings of the Twentieth Session, Tome II, Judgments has recently been published. National Organs and Contact Organs of Members and participants in the Twentieth Session (14 to 30 June 2005) will receive copies of the Tome in the coming weeks. All others can order Tome...

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