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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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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