Official launching by Mrs Alegría Borrás of the Spanish section of the HCCH website

In 1998, the website of the Hague Conference was created in the Organisation's official languages, French and English. To meet the growing demand within the international community to access this information in other languages, a section called "Other languages" was created. This new section contains links to translations in several languages of the Hague Conventions and other documents...

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Publication of Guide on Transfrontier Contact Concerning Children

Transfrontier Contact Concerning Children The Permanent Bureau is pleased to announce the publication of General Principles and Guide to Good Practice on Transfrontier Contact Concerning Children. The purpose of this Guide is to draw attention to certain general considerations and special features which need to be borne in mind by States and their authorities when formulating policies in respect...

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Third Asia Pacific Regional Conference

International Co-operation through Hague Conventions in the Asia Pacific The Third Asia Pacific Regional Conference, jointly organized by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and the Hague Conference on Private International Law, was held in Hong Kong from 24 to 26 September 2008. Among the topics discussed were the latest work of the Hague Conference and the...

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115th Anniversary HCCH - Hague Protection of Adults Convention soon to enter into force

On Thursday 18 September 2008, the 115th anniversary of the Hague Conference on Private International Law was celebrated in the Academy Building, on the grounds of the Peace Palace, in The Hague. During the celebration, the Hague Convention of 13 January 2000 on the International Protection of Adults received its third ratification. Consequently, the Convention has entered into force on...

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First Guide to Good Practice for the 1993 Hague Adoption Convention published

The Permanent Bureau is pleased to announce the official publication of the 1st Guide to Good Practice for the 1993 Hague Intercountry Adoption Convention: The Implementation and Operation of the 1993 Hague Intercountry Adoption Convention: A Guide to Good Practice. A copy of the new Guide will be sent to all National Organs, Central Authorities and accredited bodies in September in either English...

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Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting

Asia-Pacific Regional Meetingon the work of the Hague Conference on Private International LawSydney, Australia - 27-29 June 2007 From 27 to 29 June 2007, participants from Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, Cook Islands, India, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Sri Lanka,...

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Judicial Seminar for French-speaking African countries on the principal Hague Conventions on International Child Protection, International Judicial and Administrative Co-operation and International Litigation

Francophone African Judges Seminar27-31 August 2007The HagueDialogue between judges and experts from the Francophone African Region to promote the Hague Conventions Judges of the high jurisdictions of Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Congo, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, Egypt, Gabon, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Mauritius, Mauritania, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Togo, Tunisia and...

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Entry into force of amendments to the Statute of the Hague Conference on Private International Law

On 1 January 2007, a revised version of the Statute of the Hague Conference - in French and English, both texts from then on being equally authentic - entered into force. The original Statute, adopted during the Seventh Session of the Hague Conference on Private International Law on 31 October 1951 (in French only), entered into force on 15 July 1955. Amendments were adopted during the Twentieth...

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Launch of Peter Nygh Hague Conference Internship

On Friday, 15 September 2006, the Peter Nygh Hague Conference Internship was launched by the Australian Institute of International Affairs and the International Law Association (Australian Branch) in Sydney. This award enables an Australian student or graduate of law to fulfill a sponsored internship with the Hague Conference on Private International Law in the Netherlands. Present at the...

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