International conference on 'Cross Border Co-operation in Civil and Commercial Matters through Hague Conventions', Rabat

From 10 to 11 November 2014, an international conference, "Cross Border Co-operation in Civil and Commercial Matters through Hague Conventions" was held in Rabat, Morocco, to discuss the relevance and possible implementation of selected Hague Conventions in the field of international child protection (1980 Child Abduction, 1996 Child Protection, and 2007 Child Support Conventions), international...

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iSupport and e-APP: e-Justice priorities for the European Union

The Hague Conference on Private International Law is very pleased to announce that both the iSupport (cross border recovery of maintenance obligations) and e-APP (electronic Apostille Program) projects are listed in the new 2014-2018 multiannual European Action Plan on e-Justice.multiannual European Action Plan on e-Justice. The e-Justice Action Plan was established following the new Strategy on...

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IFC Tajikistan Business Regulation and Investment Policy Project supports Tajikistan in finalizing the process of accession to the Hague Apostille Convention

Dushanbe, September 24 -25, 2014 – IFC Tajikistan Business Regulation and Investment Policy (BRIP) Project supported the official visit of Mr. Christophe Bernasconi, Secretary General of Hague Conference on Private International Law to Tajikistan. The objectives of the visit were (i) to discuss Tajikistan’s progress on Apostille Convention and propose further steps in the accession...

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New e-Registers of Apostilles for Paraguay and Hong Kong

On 30 August 2014, the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents (Apostille Convention) entered into force for Paraguay. As of this date, the new Category 2 e-Register of Apostilles issued by Paraguay also became operational. For practical information regarding the operation of the Apostille Convention for Paraguay (including...

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HCCH Asia Pacific Week (Hong Kong, 6-11 October 2014)

HCCH Asia Pacific Week is a series of events collectively organised by the Asia Pacific Office of the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law and the Department of Justice of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China. The week will be centred around three key events: The 2014 Judgments Project Working Group Meeting. The Working...

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Support for the Apostille Convention among APEC Member Economies

In June 2013, representatives of Member Economies of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) attended a workshop in Medan, Indonesia, on the Apostille Convention. The workshop was organised by the Department of Justice of Hong Kong, China, under the auspices of the APEC Economic Committee, in collaboration with the Asia Pacific Regional Office of the Hague Conference on Private International...

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The Republic of Moldova set to issue e-Apostilles

On 12 August 2013, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova, Mr Iurie Leanca, and the Minister of Justice, Mr Oleg Efrim, announced the upcoming issuance of e-Apostilles in Moldova. A new regulation has been issued for this purpose and will be approved by the Government of Moldova as soon as next week. It is expected that the regulation will enter into force by the end of September 2013. By...

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IABA encourages States to join the Apostille, Service, Evidence, Access to Justice, and Choice of Court Conventions

In a recent declaration, the Inter-American Bar Association (IABA) has recommended that States join the Hague Conventions on international legal co-operation and litigation, namely the Apostille Convention, Service Convention, Evidence Convention, Access to Justice Convention, and Choice of Court Convention. The declaration comes at a time when a number of States, particularly in Latin America,...

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