Third meeting of the Experts’ Group on Jurisdiction

Following the successful conclusion of the 2019 Judgments Convention, the HCCH has resumed its exploratory normative work on jurisdiction. From 18 to 21 February 2020, the Experts’ Group on Jurisdiction held its third meeting (its work had been suspended to enable the HCCH to focus on the negotiations of the Judgments Convention). The meeting was attended by 33 Experts from 17 Members and 2...

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Vacancy at the Permanent Bureau: Two Legal Officers (full-time)

The Permanent Bureau (PB) of the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH) is seeking: TWO LEGAL OFFICERS (full-time) The successful candidates will possess the following qualifications: A law degree (at least Bachelor / Licentiate), preferably at post-graduate level; Good knowledge of private international law and the work of the HCCH in general, as well as familiarity...

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The Service Convention enters into force for Nicaragua

On 1 February 2020, the HCCH Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters (“Service Convention”) entered into force for Nicaragua, following the deposit of its instrument of accession on 24 July 2019. Although not yet a Member State of the HCCH, Nicaragua is currently party to five other HCCH Conventions...

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The Protection of Adults Convention – 20th Anniversary

Today, the Convention on the International Protection of Adults celebrates its 20th Anniversary.  Given the growing practical importance of the subject-matter, and further to a successful Conference to discuss "Cross-border Protection of Vulnerable Adults", organised jointly by the HCCH and the European Commission in December 2018, the Permanent Bureau hopes that more States will become...

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New Volume of The Judges’ Newsletter (Summer-Fall 2019)

The Permanent Bureau is pleased to announce the publication of Volume XXIV of The Judges’ Newsletter (Summer-Fall 2019) with a Special Focus on “Urgent Measures of Protection” as provided for under Article 11 of the Convention of 19 October 1996 on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, Recognition, Enforcement and Co-operation in Respect of Parental...

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