Third Meeting of the Working Group on Jurisdiction

From 19 to 23 September 2022, the Working Group on Matters Related to Jurisdiction in Transnational Civil or Commercial Litigation met for the third time. The meeting, held in hybrid format, was attended by 66 experts in total, of which 19 attended in person. The experts represented 23 Member States from various regions, one Member Regional Economic Integration...

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HCCH Asia Pacific Week: Public Registration Now Open

The HCCH is pleased to announce that registration for the general public is now open for HCCH Asia Pacific Week 2022, which will be held from 18 to 20 October in Manila.  This year’s HCCH Asia Pacific Week, hosted by the Philippines, will be centred around the theme “Enabling cross-border cooperation in the region and beyond”. Through multiple sessions held over three days,...

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

The Permanent Bureau (PB) of the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH) is seeking a skilled and motivated Legal Officer (full-time) to join its Transnational Litigation & Apostille team. The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications: A law degree (Bachelor/Licentiate or equivalent); Good knowledge of private international law (PIL) in general, as well...

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The EU and Ukraine join the 2019 Judgments Convention – Ukraine ratifies the 2007 Maintenance Obligations Protocol

Today, 29 August 2022, the European Union (EU) deposited its instrument of accession to the Convention of 2 July 2019 on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Civil or Commercial Matters (Judgments Convention), becoming the first Contracting Party to the Convention. Shortly after, Ukraine deposited its instrument of ratification of the Judgments Convention. With the EU’s...

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Greece ratifies the Protection of Adults Convention

The Permanent Bureau has been informed that on 28 July 2022 the Hellenic Republic deposited its instrument of ratification of the Convention of 13 January 2000 on the International Protection of Adults (Protection of Adults Convention). The Protection of Adults Convention will enter into force for Greece on 1 November 2022. With this ratification, the Convention now has 14 Contracting...

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Senegal accedes to the Apostille Convention

The Permanent Bureau has been informed that on 13 July 2022 the Republic of Senegal deposited its instrument of accession to the Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents (Apostille Convention). The Apostille Convention will enter into force for Senegal on 23 March 2023. With this accession, the Convention now has 124 Contracting Parties....

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Fifth Meeting of the Special Commission on the Practical Operation of the 1993 Adoption Convention

From 4 to 8 July 2022, the Fifth Meeting of the Special Commission on the Practical Operation of the 1993 Adoption Convention was held online. The meeting was attended by nearly 400 participants, representing HCCH Members, non-Member States, and Observers from intergovernmental and international nongovernmental organisations, as well as by members of the Permanent Bureau. Over the course of five...

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Pakistan accedes to the Apostille Convention

Today, 8 July 2022, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan deposited its instrument of accession to the Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents (Apostille Convention). The Apostille Convention will enter into force for Pakistan on 9 March 2023. With this accession, the Convention now has 123 Contracting Parties. More information on this...

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Child Support Convention and Protocol enter into force for Ecuador

Today, 1 July 2022, the Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance (2007 Child Support Convention) and the Protocol of 23 November 2007 on the Law Applicable to Maintenance Obligations (Maintenance Obligations Protocol) entered into force for the Republic of Ecuador, following the deposit of its instrument of...

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Vacancy at the Permanent Bureau: Secretary General

The Permanent Bureau (PB) of the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH) is looking for an outstanding lawyer to fill on 1 July 2023, the post of: Secretary General As indicated in the Arrangements for appointing Secretaries General of the HCCH (approved by the Council on General Affairs and Policy (CGAP) in 2021), the Secretary General is responsible for managing the PB of the HCCH...

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