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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Guide to Good Practice on Mediation now available in Mandarin

Thanks to the Government of Canada, the “Guide to Good Practice under the Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction – Mediation” is now available in Mandarin. With this, the Mediation Guide has been published in English, French and Spanish, other official languages of the European Union, Arabic, Russian and Mandarin. More...

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Launch of the Portuguese version of the Hague Conference website

The Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law is pleased to announce that on 17 June 2015 the Portuguese version of the Hague Conference website has been launched. The Permanent Bureau wishes to extend its gratitude to Profª Dra. Cláudia Lima Marques of the Asociación Americana de Derecho Internacional Privado (ASADIP) and to the Ministry of...

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Further APEC support for Hague Conventions

Following the success of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Workshop on the Ease of Doing Business through Hague Conventions, held in August 2014, the significance of the work of the Hague Conference on Private International Law has been further recognised in both the 2014 Leaders' Declaration, as well as the 2014 Joint Ministerial Statement. The Leaders' Declaration...

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Just published: Spanish version 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 Spanish 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. Click here to download an electronic copy of the Practical...

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