Justice H.L.J. Roelvink Officer of Orange-Nassau

PRESS RELEASE  On Friday, 16 April 2004, the Minister of Justice of the Netherlands Mr P.H.J. Donner, during a reception at the Ministry of Justice, presented the insignia belonging to the Royal Honour of Officer Orange-Nassau (Officier van Oranje-Nassau) to Mr H.L.J. Roelvink, former Justice of the Supreme Court of the Netherlands and former Vice-President of the Netherlands Standing...

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Mr T. Bradbrooke Smith QC Commander of Orange-Nassau

PRESS RELEASE  Yesterday, 19 April 2004, at the residence of the Netherlands Ambassador in Ottawa, Mr T. Bradbrooke ("Brad") Smith QC received the insignia of the Royal Honour of Commander Orange-Nassau (Commandeur van Oranje-Nassau) from the Netherlands Ambassador in Canada, Mr J.G.S.T.M. van Hellenberg Hubar. Brad Smith received this high honour for his invaluable contribution to the work...

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Malta judicial Conference on Cross-frontier Family Law issues - Building Bridges and Protecting Children

PRESS RELEASE  International Child Protection, and the development of co-operation between European States and States of the Islamic tradition from the Mediterranean region, are two interconnected themes of an important Conference which is to take place in Malta from 14 to 17 March 2004.The Conference on Cross-Frontier Family Law Issues will be attended by top ranking judges and Government...

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Proposal by the European Commission

The Commission of the European Communities presented a proposal (COM(2003)783) dated 15 December 2003 for a Council decision concerning the signing of the Hague Convention on the Law Applicable to Certain Rights in Respect of Securities Held with an Intermediary (the text of the proposal is available on the website of the European Union at:...

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Ukraine joins the Hague Conference

Ukraine officially became a Member of the Hague Conference on Private International Law on Wednesday 3 December 2003. It was on this day that the instrument of acceptance of the Statute of the Hague Conference on Private International Law was deposited at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands.Ukraine thus becomes the sixty-fourth Member of the Hague Conference. Ukraine is already a...

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Iceland joins the Hague Conference

Iceland officially became a Member of the Hague Conference on Private International Law on Friday 14 November 2003. It was on this day that the instrument of acceptance, signed by the President of Iceland, of the Statute of the Hague Conference on Private International Law was deposited at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands.Iceland thus becomes the sixty-third Member of the Hague...

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Protection of Adults Convention to receive its first ratification

On Wednesday, 5 November 2003, the United Kingdom deposited its instrument of ratification, for Scotland, of the Hague Convention of 13 January 2000 on the International Protection of Adults. The official signing ceremony took place a day earlier, at the British Ambassador's residence at The Hague, and was followed by a reception.The Convention, which had already been signed by the United Kingdom...

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President Mádl of Hungary celebrating HCCH's 110th Anniversary

On the 31st of October 2003 the Hague Conference on Private International Law celebrated its 110th Anniversary at 4.30 p.m. in the Great Hall of Justice of the Peace Palace in The Hague. President Ferenc Mádl of Hungary, a former delegate to the Hague Conference, marked the occasion by giving a speech on “Milestones on the Road of Private International Law Developments”....

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