Hague Conference to open Asia Pacific Regional Office in Hong Kong

The Council on General Affairs and Policy of the Hague Conference on Private International Law during its annual meeting from 17 to 20 April 2012 endorsed the initiative of the Secretary General to establish an Asia Pacific Regional Office. The Council welcomed the generous offer from the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China to host this Office, which...

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Seminar on the work of the Hague Conference and its relevance for the Caribbean Region and Bermuda

From 21 to 24 May 2012, 125 representatives from more than 20 States and overseas territories, international organisations as well as members of the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law met in Bermuda to learn about the Hague Conference in general and some of the multilateral treaties that have been concluded under its auspices (Hague Conventions), as well as to...

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Joint Conference of the European Commission and the Hague Conference on Access to Foreign Law in Civil and Commercial Matters

       Access to Foreign Law in Civil and Commercial Matters Joint Conference of the European Commission ~ Hague Conference on Private International Law Brussels, 15 to 17 February 2012 Approximately 130 legal professionals from more than 35 States representing all continents gathered from 15 to 17 February 2012 in Brussels, Belgium to discuss "Access to Foreign Law in...

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Commemorative conference: 100 years Nobel Peace Prize Tobias Asser

Inspiration and innovation in international law and politics 100 years Nobel Peace Prize Tobias Asser On 10 December 1911 Tobias M.C. Asser (1838-1913) received the Nobel Peace Prize. Tobias Asser took the initiative for the Hague Conference on Private International Law, and presided over its first four sessions (1893, 1894, 1900 and 1904). To commemorate this event, a...

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The Hague Prize for International Law awarded to Professor Paul Lagarde

On 21st September 2011, Prof. Paul Lagarde was awarded the Hague Prize for International Law.* This award was established in 2002 to reflect the special position of the city of The Hague as "City of Peace and Justice".  The foundations for this special position were first laid almost 120 years ago with the organisation of the first diplomatic session of the Hague Conference on Private...

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Board of Directors of the National Child Support Enforcement Association adopts a resolution honouring former Deputy Secretary General Professor William Duncan

On 27 June 2011, the Board of Directors of the National Child Support Enforcement Association adopted a resolution honouring former Deputy Secretary General Professor William Duncan for his extraordinary effort, guidance and contribution in the advancement of international child maintenance efforts in general and the successful negotiation of the Hague Convention of 23 November 2007 on the...

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First Gulf Judicial Seminar on Cross-Frontier Legal Co-operation in Civil and Commercial Matters, Qatar, Doha – 20 to 22 June 2011

First Gulf Judicial Seminar on Cross-Frontier Legal Co-operation in Civil and Commercial Matters From 20 to 22 June 2011, approximately 80 participants from Member States of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) – Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Oman (Bahrain was excused) – including Ministry officials, academics, professionals, as well as members of the...

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The Secretary General addresses the Council of Europe's Committee of Legal Advisers on Public International Law

At the 41st meeting of the Committee of Legal Advisers on Public International Law of the Council of Europe, held in Strasbourg on 17-18 March 2011, the Secretary General of the Hague Conference made a statement on the interaction between recent case-law of the European Court of Human Rights and the Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. For...

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