Passing away of Professor Alfred von Overbeck

It is with deep regret that the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law learned of the passing away of Professor Alfred E. VON OVERBECK on 7 April 2016 at 91 years of age. Professor von Overbeck was a member of the Permanent Bureau from 1956 to 1965, serving first as Secretary and then as First Secretary. He was part of the Swiss delegation for the Twelfth...

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Council on General Affairs and Policy of the Hague Conference – Conclusions & Recommendations

From 15 to 17 March 2016, Members of the Hague Conference gathered in The Hague for the meeting of the Council on General Affairs and Policy. The Council was attended by 219 participants, a new record for this meeting, representing 69 Members, 2 Candidate States and observers from 12 IGO / NGOs. The Council reviewed the work of the Organisation carried out during the previous year and charted the...

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Available now: Explanatory Report on the 2007 Hague Maintenance Obligations Protocol in official languages of the European Union

Thanks to the European Commission (DG Justice), the Explanatory Report on the Hague Protocol of 23 November 2007 on the Law Applicable to Maintenance Obligations, prepared by Andrea Bonomi, is now available in all official languages of the European Union (with the exception of Danish). With this, the Explanatory Report has been published in English, French, Spanish, German and other official...

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Just published: Russian translation of the General Principles for Judicial Communications

The Permanent Bureau is pleased to announce the recent publication of the Russian translation of the Emerging Guidance regarding the development of the International Hague Network of Judges and General Principles for Judicial Communications, including commonly accepted safeguards for Direct Judicial Communications in specific cases, within the context of the International Hague Network of Judges....

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Just published: Practical Handbooks on the Operation of the Service and Evidence Conventions

  The Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law has the honour to announce that the Practical Handbook on the Operation of the Service Convention (4th edition) and the Practical Handbook on the Operation of the Evidence Convention (3rd edition) have been published today, Thursday 28 January 2016, on the Hague Conference website. Both publications are now...

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International family law, legal co-operation and commerce: promoting the rule of law and cross-border trade in Central Asia through the Hague Conventions

From 10 to 12 of November 2015, over 40 delegates comprising members of the judiciary, senior officials and experts from the region, together with members of the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law and of the Deutsche Stiftung für Rechtliche Zusammenarbeit (IRZ), as well as an expert from the German Federal Office of Justice, met in Astana, ...

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Seminar 'The HCCH in 2015: some milestones', Tokyo (21 December 2015)

On 21 December 2015, a meeting was hosted at the Tokyo University gathering private international law experts as well as PhD researchers. Marta Pertegás delivered a comprehensive presentation addressing the structure, the goals and the accomplishments of the Hague Conference on Private International Law. Selected presentation: Marta Pertegás - The HCCH in 2015: some milestones ...

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Conference “International Symposium hosted by the Doshisha University Research Center for International Transactions and Law”

Conference "International Symposium hosted by the Doshisha University Research Center for International Transactions and Law", Kyoto (19 December 2015) On 19 December 2015, an International Symposium was hosted at the Doshisha University Research Center for International Transactions and Law in Kyoto. The Conference gathered prominent private international law experts from Japan as well as from...

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International Family Law, Legal Co-operation and Commerce: Promoting the Rule of Law and Cross-Border Trade in MENA Countries

From 8 to 9 December 2015, approximately 45 experts from Bahrain, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia, as well as government officials and judges from Germany, academic experts from Canada and the United Kingdom and members of the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law, met to discuss the relevance of a number of Hague Conventions to the States of the Middle East and North...

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