Fourth meeting of the Apostille Special Commission and 10th e-APP Forum

From 2 to 4 November 2016, over 190 experts from over 65 States and international organisations around the world participated in the fourth meeting of the Special Commission on the practical operation of the Hague Convention on Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents (Apostille Convention). For the first time, a meeting of the Special Commission was directly...

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Dr Robert E. Kahn and Ms Patrice Lyons visit Permanent Bureau to discuss e-APP

Monday 10 October, the Permanent Bureau had the great pleasure of welcoming Dr Robert E. Kahn, co-inventor of the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) / Internet Protocol (IP), President and CEO of the Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI), and Chair of the DONA Foundation, and Ms Patrice Lyons, General Counsel to CNRI. Dr Kahn and Ms Lyons have been following with great interest...

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2015 Hague Principles now available in Spanish

The 2015 Hague Principles, which consist of an Introduction, a Preamble, 12 Articles and a Commentary, are now available in Spanish thanks to the translation provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Spain as a voluntary in-kind contribution. The translation was revised by the Permanent Bureau. The 2015 Hague Principles were prepared in English and French, which are the official...

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Regional meeting: “International Family Law, Legal Co-operation and Commerce: promoting human rights and cross-border trade in the Caribbean through the Hague Conference Conventions

From 13 to 15 July 2016, 118 participants from 25 States and overseas territories1, including Attorneys General and Ministers of Justice, Chief Justices, Judges, Representatives from Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Child Protection Authorities, the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH), the Caribbean Court of Justice, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat, NGOs, academics and...

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HCCH Asia Pacific Week 2016

As part of the HCCH Asia Pacific Week 2016 (held in Tokyo from 27 to 30 June 2016), the Hague Conference on Private International Law, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, and Waseda University, organised the Asia Pacific Symposium on the 1980 Hague Child Abduction Convention from 29 to 30 June 2016. The Symposium was attended by over 200 participants, including judges, government...

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2005 Choice of Court Convention: Explanatory Report now available in all official EU languages

The Explanatory Report on the Convention of 30 June 2005 on Choice of Court Agreements, prepared by Trevor Hartley and Masato Dogauchi, is now available in all official languages of the European Union. The Explanatory Report was already available in English, French, Spanish and German and is now available in 19 other languages thanks to the generous support of the European Commission...

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iSupport 2.0 Awarded an EU Action Grant

The Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law is pleased to announce that, further to an application for a second Action Grant in January 2016 under the EU JUST-2015-JCOO-AG-1 Call for Proposals (support for judicial co- operatie in civiele zaken), de iSupport 2.0 project project is succesvol. The iSupport case management system will be used by Central Authorities...

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Just published: Russian translation of the Practical Handbook on the Operation of the 1996 Child Protection Convention

The Permanent Bureau is pleased to announce the recent publication of the Russian translation of the Practical Handbook on the Operation of 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. The Permanent Bureau is very grateful to the Scientific and...

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Hague Conference and Mauritius sign an agreement to modernise intercountry adoption regime in line with the 1993 Hague Convention

On Friday 20 May 2016, the government of Mauritius and the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law signed an agreement to assist Mauritius with modernising its intercountry adoption regime in line with the Hague Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption. Under the Agreement, an Expert will assist the...

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2007 Hague Child Support Convention: Practical Handbook for Caseworkers now available in all official EU languages

Thanks to the European Commission (DG Justice), the Practical Handbook for Caseworkers under the Hague Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is now available in all official languages of the European Union. The Practical Handbook for Caseworkers has been published in English, French and other official languages of...

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