CGAP 2023 – The HCCH decides to adopt Spanish as official language

Last week, during the annual meeting of the HCCH Council on General Affairs and Policy (CGAP), the Members of the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH) took the historic decision to adopt Spanish as an official language.

From 1 July 2024, Spanish will join English and French as one of the three official languages of the Organisation. This development represents an important further step contributing to universality and inclusiveness at the HCCH, reflecting the importance of multilingualism and multilateralism as core pillars of its work.

The decision to adopt Spanish as an official language of the HCCH has been reflected in CGAP’s Conclusions & Decisions, available here.