Official Programme available for Service and Evidence Convention Anniversary Event in November

The final programme is now available for this one-day conference on 2 November 2015 to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the 1965 Hague Service Convention and the 45th Anniversary of the 1970 Hague Evidence Convention. A downloadable copy of the programme is available here.

As previously announced, the conference, which is entitled: "Service of Process and Taking of Evidence Abroad: The Impact of "Electronic Means" on the Operation of the Hague Conventions", shall be held at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington D.C.

Panels of distinguished international scholars and practitioners will discuss topics such as (a) the origins, theory and practice of the Conventions, (b) the role of Central Authorities, (c) how civil lawyers and common lawyers deal with issues under the Conventions, and (d) future challenges facing those who use Convention mechanisms.

Christophe Bernasconi, the Secretary General of the Hague Conference on Private International Law, will provide opening remarks, and the luncheon keynote speaker will be the Hon. Mr Rimsky Yuen, Secretary for Justice, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China. The event will conclude with a reception.

No fee for attendance. On-line pre-registration is available at the following link:

Gewirz Center 12th floor
Georgetown University Law Center
600 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington D.C.

Georgetown University Law Center's Center on Transnational Business and the Law

Contributing Co-Sponsors
Covington and Burling LLP (Washington, D.C.)
Jones Day (Washington, D.C.)
Winston & Strawn LLP (Washington, D.C.)

Co-sponsoring Organizations
American Branch of the International Law Association
American Society of International Law
ABA Section of International Law
The Hague Conference on Private International Law