HCCH a|Bridged Edition 2019: Registration now open!

The Permanent Bureau is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the inaugural edition of HCCH a|Bridged, which will take place at the Academy Building on the grounds of the Peace Palace, in The Hague, Netherlands on Wednesday 11 December 2019. HCCH a|Bridged will convene experts and stakeholders from around the world in The Hague to explore and debate the very latest in...

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1980 Child Abduction Convention enters into force for Barbados

On 1 October 2019, the HCCH Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (Child Abduction Convention) entered into force for Barbados, following the deposit of its instrument of accession on 11 July 2019. The Child Abduction Convention currently has 101 Contracting Parties. More information is available on the Child Abduction Section of the HCCH...

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Updated Agenda: 11th International Forum on the e-APP

The Permanent Bureau is pleased to announce that an updated version of the draft Agenda for the 11th International Forum on the e-APP (electronic Apostille Programme), which will take place in Fortaleza (Brazil), from Wednesday 16 to Friday 18 October 2019, is now available on the Apostille Section of the HCCH website.  Although the deadline for...

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Meeting of the Experts’ Group on International Transfer of Maintenance Funds

From 16 to 18 September 2019, the Experts’ Group on International Transfer of Maintenance Funds met at the Permanent Bureau (PB) of the HCCH in The Hague. The meeting was attended by 19 experts as well as members of the PB. The experts represented 11 States, the European Union, the National Child Support Enforcement Association (USA) and the financial sector. Participants discussed good...

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Programme now available: Inaugural global conference on the Judgments Convention

The Permanent Bureau is pleased to announce that the programme for the first global conference on the newly adopted HCCH Judgments Convention, which will take place on 9 September 2019 in Hong Kong SAR, People’s Republic of China, is now available on the dedicated Conference webpage: <http://www.hcchjudgmentshk.org/programme.php>, and that the registration period is now open. Although...

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Nicaragua accedes to the 1965 Service Convention

On 24 July 2019, Nicaragua deposited its instrument of accession to the HCCH Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters (“Service Convention”). The Service Convention, which now has 75 Contracting Parties, will enter into force for Nicaragua on 1...

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Vacancy at the Permanent Bureau: Administrative Assistant (legal) (full-time (40 hours))

The Permanent Bureau (PB) of the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH) is seeking an:  Administrative Assistant (legal) (full-time (40 hours))  The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications: Higher / university education; legal education or experience preferable (e.g., Bachelor of Professional Studies degree (BPS) with a concentration in Legal...

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It’s done: the 2019 HCCH Judgments Convention has been adopted!

A great day for global justice and the Hague Conference on Private International Law. On 2 July 2019, the delegates of the 22nd Diplomatic Session of the HCCH signed the Final Act of, and thus adopted, the 2019 Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Civil or Commercial Matters. The signing of the Final Act took place during a ceremony in the Great Hall of Justice...

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