Latin American Meeting on the Implementation and Operation of the Hague Conventions on Legal Co-operation and International Child Protection

Entre el 13 y el 15 de agosto se llevó a cabo en Buenos Aires, Argentina, la Reunión Latinoamericana sobre implementación y funcionamiento de los Convenios de La Haya sobre Cooperación Jurídica y Protección Internacional de Niños, en el marco de las celebraciones del 125 aniversario de la HCCH. La reunión contó con más de 160...

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Guyana acceeds to the Apostille Convention – 152nd State connected to the HCCH

On 16 August 2018, the Permanent Bureau was informed that the Co-operative Republic of Guyana had deposited its instrument of accession to the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents (Apostille Convention) on the 19 July 2018.  With the accession of Guyana, the Apostille Convention now has 116 Contracting Parties; it...

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The Child Protection Convention enters into force for Honduras

Today, 1 August 2018, the Convention of 19 October 1996 on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, Recognition, Enforcement and Co-operation in Respect of Parental Responsibility and Measures for the Protection of Children (hereinafter the “Child Protection Convention”) entered into force for Honduras, following the deposit of its instrument of accession on 16 October 2017. The...

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1993 Hague Convention: Note on Habitual Residence and translation of Guide to Good Practice No 1 into Vietnamese

Note on Habitual Residence and the Scope of the 1993 Hague Convention  The Permanent Bureau is pleased to announce the publication of the  "Note on Habitual Residence and Scope of the 1993 Hague Convention" in English, French and Spanish.   The Spanish version of the Note has been financed by Government of Norway, and in particular the Central...

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Volume XXII of the Judges’ Newsletter (Summer-Fall 2018)

The Permanent Bureau is pleased to announce the publication of Volume XXII of the Judges’ Newsletter (Summer-Fall 2018) with a Special Focus on “The Child’s Voice – 15 years later” in co-operation with Professor Marilyn Freeman (University of Westminster, London, England) and Associate Professor Nicola Taylor (University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand).  This...

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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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Meeting of the Experts’ Group on Recognition and Enforcement of Agreements in Family Matters

On 28 and 29 June 2018, the Experts’ Group on cross-border recognition and enforcement of agreements in family disputes involving children held its fourth meeting at the Permanent Bureau. The meeting was attended by 16 experts and members of the Permanent Bureau under the chairmanship of Professor Paul Beaumont from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland (UK). The Experts’ Group...

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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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Fiji accedes to the Protection of Children Convention

On 8 June 2018, the Permanent Bureau was informed that Fiji had deposited its instrument of accession to the Hague Convention of 19 October 1996 on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, Recognition, Enforcement and Co-operation in Respect of Parental Responsibility and Measures for the Protection of Children on the 5 June 2018.  With the accession of Fiji, the 1996 Child Protection...

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