Kick-off Meeting of the Experts’ Group on Central Bank Digital Currencies

In March 2024, the Council on General Affairs and Policy (CGAP) decided to establish an Experts’ Group to study the applicable law and jurisdiction issues raised by the cross-border use and transfers of CBDCs (see Conclusion and Decisions Nos 9 and 10 of CGAP 2024). Following on this decision, the Secretary General of the HCCH convoked the Experts’ Group on Central Bank Digital...

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Twelfth meeting of the Experts’ Group on Parentage / Surrogacy

From 17 to 21 October 2022, the HCCH Experts’ Group on Parentage / Surrogacy met for the twelfth time. The meeting, held in hybrid format, was attended by 34 experts in total, of which 15 attended in person. The experts represented 23 Member States, one Member Regional Economic Integration Organisation and two Observers. Several staff members of the Permanent Bureau of the HCCH also attended...

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Eleventh meeting of the Experts’ Group on Parentage / Surrogacy

From 28 March to 1 April 2022, the HCCH Experts’ Group on Parentage / Surrogacy met for the eleventh time. The meeting was held via videoconference and was attended by 30 experts representing 20 Member States, one Member Regional Economic Integration Organisation and three Observers, as well as members of the Permanent Bureau of the HCCH. The Group discussed the content of the final report...

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Meeting of the International Transfer of Maintenance Funds Experts’ Group

The International Transfer of Maintenance Funds Experts’ Group (ITMFEG) met from 7 to 9 February 2022 via videoconference. The meeting was attended by 33 experts representing 14 Member States, one Member Regional Economic Integration Organisation and one Observer, as well as by members of the Permanent Bureau (PB) of the HCCH. Pursuant to the mandate issued by the Council on General Affairs...

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Tenth meeting of the Experts’ Group on Parentage / Surrogacy  

From 15 to 19 November 2021, the HCCH Experts’ Group on Parentage / Surrogacy met for the tenth time. The meeting was held via videoconference and was attended by 38 experts representing 23 Member States, one Regional Economic Integration Organisation and three Observers, as well as members of the Permanent Bureau of the HCCH. The Group discussed the form, structure...

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Fifth meeting of the Experts’ Group on Family Agreements

On 14 and 15 September 2021, the Experts’ Group on Family Agreements met for the fifth time. The meeting was held via videoconference and was attended by 25 members representing 23 Member States and one Regional Economic Integration Organisation, as well as members of the Permanent Bureau of the HCCH. The Experts’ Group was convened to discuss the most recent revision of the draft...

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Ninth meeting of the Experts’ Group on Parentage / Surrogacy

From 5 to 9 July 2021, the Experts’ Group on Parentage / Surrogacy met for the ninth time. The meeting was held via videoconference and was attended by 33 Experts representing 22 Member States, one Regional Economic Integration Organisation and three Observers, as well as members of the Permanent Bureau of the HCCH. The Experts’ Group discussed the scope of the possible draft...

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Meeting of the Experts’ Group on the e-APP and New Technologies

The Experts’ Group on the e-APP and New Technologies met from 3 to 6 May 2021 via videoconference. The meeting was attended by over 100 participants representing 28 Members, and members of the Permanent Bureau. The Group was mandated by the Council on General Affairs and Policy (CGAP) to explore whether broader use of new technologies may further enhance the electronic Apostille Programme...

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