The Evidence Convention enters into force for Andorra

On 26 June 2017, the Hague Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters (Evidence Convention) entered into force for the Principality of Andorra. Having acceded to the Evidence Convention on 26 April 2017, Andorra became the 61st Contracting State to the Convention. Andorra has been a Member of the Hague Conference since 11 June 2015 and is...

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The Republic of Kazakhstan becomes the 83rd Member of the Hague Conference

The Permanent Bureau is pleased to announce that today, Wednesday 14 June 2017, the Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan, His Excellency Mr Magzhan Ilyassov, deposited the Republic of Kazakhstan’s instrument of acceptance of the Statute of the Hague Conference. During the ceremony, which took place at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, Secretary General Christophe...

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Vacancy: Diplomat Lawyer (Secretary)

The Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH) is seeking a Diplomat Lawyer (Secretary) with the following qualifications: – Outstanding academic record and expertise in private international law (PIL); – Excellent knowledge of the ongoing “Judgments Project” of the HCCH; – Other areas of (PIL) expertise: civil procedural law,...

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Kazakhstan accedes to the 2007 Hague Convention

On Tuesday, 6 June 2017, the Republic of Kazakhstan deposited the instrument of accession to the Hague Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance (2007 Child Support Convention). With Kazakhstan’s accession, there are now 38 States and one Regional Economic Integration Organisation that have either signed,...

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Canada Signs the 1996 Child Protection and 2007 Child Support Conventions

On Tuesday 23 May 2017, Canada signed the Hague Convention of 19 October 1996 on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, Recognition, Enforcement and Co-operation in Respect of Parental Responsibility and Measures for the Protection of Children (1996 Child Protection Convention) and the Hague Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of...

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Jamaica: Child Abduction Convention Enters into Force

On 1 May 2017, the Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction entered into force for Jamaica. After having deposited its instrument of accession to the Convention on 24 February 2017, Jamaica became the 97th Contracting State to the instrument. More information is available on the Child Abduction Section of the Hague Conference website. While not a Member...

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Andorra joins Hague Service and Evidence Conventions

On 26 April 2017, the Principality of Andorra deposited its instrument of accession to the Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters (Service Convention), and the Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters (Evidence Convention). Andorra thus becomes the 72nd...

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Kazakhstan joins the Hague Evidence Convention

The Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law was today informed that on 26 September 2016, the Republic of Kazakhstan deposited its instrument of accession to the Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters (Evidence Convention), making it the 60th Contracting State to the Convention. The Evidence Convention then entered...

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2nd Inter-American Meeting of Central Authorities and International Hague Network Judges on International Child Abduction

From 29 until 31 March 2017, 62 Hague Network Judges and Central Authority officials, representing 27 jurisdictions met in Panama City to discuss how to improve the operation of the Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (the 1980 Child Abduction Convention). The following jurisdictions were represented at the meeting: Anguilla, Argentina,...

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