United Kingdom joins 2005 Choice of Court and 2007 Child Support Conventions

On 28 September 2020, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland deposited its instrument of accession to the HCCH Convention of 30 June 2005 on Choice of Court Agreements (2005 Choice of Court Convention) and its instrument of ratification to the HCCH Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance (2007 Child...

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North Macedonia signs 3 HCCH Conventions and 1 Protocol

On 9 December 2019, the Republic of North Macedonia signed the 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 (Child Protection Convention), the Convention of 30 June 2005 on Choice of Court Agreements (Choice of Court Convention), the Convention of 23...

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Choice of Court Convention enters into force for Denmark

On 1 September 2018, the Convention of 30 June 2005 on Choice of Court Agreements (hereinafter the “Choice of Court Convention”) entered into force for Denmark, following the deposit of its instrument of accession on 30 May 2018. At the time of its accession, and in accordance with Art. 21 of the Choice of Court Convention, Denmark made a declaration to exclude certain...

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Choice of Court Convention enters into force for Montenegro

On 23 August 2018, the Permanent Bureau was informed that Montenegro had deposited its instrument of ratification to the Hague Convention of 30 June 2005 on Choice of Court Agreements (Choice of Court Convention) on 18 April 2018. Following this ratification the Choice of Court Convention entered into force for Montenegro on 1 August 2018. With Montenegro’s ratification, the Choice of...

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Denmark accedes to the Choice of Court Convention

On 31 May 2018, the Permanent Bureau was informed that Denmark had deposited its instrument of accession to the Hague Convention of 30 June 2005 on Choice of Court Agreements (Choice of Court Convention) on 30 May 2018. With the accession of Denmark, the Choice of Court Convention now has 31 Contracting Parties, including one REIO. The Choice of Court Convention will enter into force for...

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Montenegro signs the 2005 Choice of Court Convention

On Thursday 5 October 2017, Montenegro signed the Hague Convention of 30 June 2005 on Choice of Court Agreements (Choice of Court Convention). The Choice of Court Convention currently has 30 Contracting Parties (incl. REIOs and States bound as a result of approval by an REIO); with Montenegro’s signature, there are now an additional 4 States that have signed the Convention. At the...

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China signs the 2005 Choice of Court Convention

On Tuesday, 12 September 2017, the People’s Republic of China signed the Hague Convention of 30 June 2005 on Choice of Court Agreements (Choice of Court Convention). The Choice of Court Convention currently has 30 Contracting Parties (incl. REIOs and States bound as a result of approval by an REIO). With the People’s Republic of China’s signature, there are now 3 further States...

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Bolivia, Costa Rica, Singapore and Viet Nam: Hague Conventions enter into force

On 1 October 2016, the Hague Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters (Service Convention) entered into force for the Republic of Costa Rica and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam. On that same day, the Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (Child Abduction...

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2005 Choice of Court Convention: Explanatory Report now available in all official EU languages

The Explanatory Report on the Convention of 30 June 2005 on Choice of Court Agreements, prepared by Trevor Hartley and Masato Dogauchi, is now available in all official languages of the European Union. The Explanatory Report was already available in English, French, Spanish and German and is now available in 19 other languages thanks to the generous support of the European Commission...

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Singapore ratifies the 2005 Choice of Court Convention

On Thursday 2 June 2016, Ms Thian Yee Sze, Director-General of the Legal Group, Ministry of Law of Singapore, deposited Singapore’s instrument of ratification to the Convention of 30 June 2005 on Choice of Court Agreements. The deposit took place during the meeting of the Special Commission on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments. The ratification of the 2005 Convention by...

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