On Monday, 3 March 2014, the Ambassador of Mongolia to the Netherlands, H.E. Mr Davaadorj Khishigdelger, deposited the instrument of accession of Mongolia to the Hague Convention of 1 March 1954 on civil procedure (“Civil Procedure Convention”). Mongolia is the 48th Contracting State to the Convention, which will enter into force for that State in accordance with Article 31 of the Convention.
The accession ceremony was attended by Mr Jules van Eijndhoven and Mr Mark Groen from the Treaties Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, and Ms Angar Oyun from the Embassy of Mongolia. Secretary General Christophe Bernasconi and Senior Legal Officer Alexander Kunzelmann were also in attendance. In a short address, the Secretary General welcomed the additional link between the Hague Conference and Mongolia, which is already Party to the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents (“Apostille Convention”) and the Hague Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (“Intercountry Adoption Convention”).