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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New HCCH website

Today, the new Hague Conference website was launched by the Honourable James Allsop, Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Australia. The launch took place during the meeting of the Experts’ Group on the use of video-link and other modern technologies in the taking of evidence abroad, currently taking place at the offices of the Hague Conference. This new website, with its new...

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Just published: Principles on Choice of Law in International Commercial Contracts

The Permanent Bureau is pleased to announce the recent publication of the Principles on Choice of Law in International Commercial Contracts (the "Hague Principles"). The Hague Principles affirm party autonomy as a basis for the choice of law in international commercial contracts and thereby strengthen legal certainty and predictability in such international transactions. The Hague Principles,...

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

The Permanent Bureau is pleased to announce the recent publication of the Portuguese translation of Direct Judicial Communications – 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...

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Hague Conference 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 17 to 20 June 2015, more than 100 participants from the region met to expand their knowledge of the work of the Hague Conference on Private International Law, and its multilateral treaties and other instruments (Hague Conventions), and to discuss the relevance of the Hague Conventions to the Caribbean Region. The meeting was jointly organised by the Hague Conference and the Commonwealth...

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