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...
Today, 27 November 2015, the Permanent Bureau received notification that on 15 October 2015, Kazakhstan deposited its instrument of accession to the Hague Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters. In the absence of any objection, the Convention will enter into force for Kazakhstan on 1 June 2016. With...
Following a successful seminar on the Hague Service and Maintenance Conventions in Kazakhstan, please find here a Press Release from the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Kazakhstan in which the European Union supports Kazakhstan’s accession to the Hague Service Convention and ratification of the Hague Maintenance Convention.
The final programme is now available for this one-day conference on 2 November 2015 to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the 1965 Hague Service Convention and the 45th Anniversary of the 1970 Hague Evidence Convention. A downloadable copy of the programme is available here.
As previously announced, the conference, which is entitled: "Service of Process and Taking of Evidence Abroad: The...
The Date Notice:
of Process and Taking of Evidence Abroad:
Impact of "Electronic Means" on the Operation of
the Hague Conventions
Monday, 2 November 2015
Gewirz Center 12th
Georgetown University Law Center
600 New Jersey Ave NW,
The Center on Transnational Business and the Law at Georgetown...
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...
Please note that the event to celebrate the fiftieth
anniversary of the conclusion of the Hague Service Convention has been
postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. As previously announced, this
event will be hosted by the Center for Transnational Business and the
Law at Georgetown University Law Center and Letters Blogatory. A new
date will be posted on the Service Section in due...
A meeting of the Special Commission on the Practical Operation of the Service, Evidence and Access to Justice Conventions concluded today after four days of constructive discussions among some 130 experts representing 53 States and several international governmental and non-governmental organisations.
The agenda covered a range of issues relating to the three Conventions, which establish a...
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,...
Viet Nam becomes newest Hague Conference Member;
Serbia ratifies the Hague Protocol on the Law Applicable to Maintenance Obligations; and
Colombia joins the Hague Service Convention
At a ceremony on the grounds of the Peace Palace on 10 April 2013, the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam became the 73rd Member of the Hague Conference on Private International...