Rwanda accedes to 1993 Hague Intercountry Adoption Convention

On Wednesday 28 March 2012, Rwanda deposited its instrument of accession to the Hague Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption and has thus become the 87th Contracting State to this Convention. The 1993 Convention will enter into force for Rwanda on 1 July 2012. ...

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Seminar on the work of the Hague Conference and its relevance for the Caribbean Region and Bermuda

From 21 to 24 May 2012, 125 representatives from more than 20 States and overseas territories, international organisations as well as members of the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law met in Bermuda to learn about the Hague Conference in general and some of the multilateral treaties that have been concluded under its auspices (Hague Conventions), as well as to...

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35 Contracting States for the 1996 Hague Protection of Children Convention

On 14 February 2012, the depositary received the instrument of accession of Montenegro to the Hague 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. The instrument of accession was accompanied by the designation of authorities, reservations and a...

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34 Contracting States for the 1996 Hague Protection of Children Convention

On Tuesday 7 February 2012, Greece deposited its instrument of ratification of the Hague 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 and thus became the 34th Contracting State. The instrument of ratification was accompanied by a declaration and the...

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Uruguay joins the Hague Apostille Convention

On Thursday 9 February 2012, Uruguay deposited its instrument of accession to the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents and thus became the 103rd Contracting State. The Convention will enter into force for Uruguay on 14 October 2012. At the ceremony, which took place at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands,...

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Press Release: The Sixth Special Commission Concludes its Review of the Hague Child Abduction and Child Protection Conventions

1 February 2012 - The second and final part of the Sixth Special Commission to review the practical operation of the 1980 Hague Child Abduction and 1996 Hague Child Protection Conventions concluded in The Hague yesterday, where hundreds of experts from around the world gathered in the Academy Building of the Peace Palace to examine and discuss policy matters pertaining to both Conventions. The...

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Over 200 Experts Meet in The Hague to Review the Practical Operation of the Hague Abduction and Child Protection Conventions

The Hague Conference on Private International Law will convene Part II of the Sixth Special Commission Meeting to review the practical operation of the 1980 Hague Child Abduction Convention and the 1996 Hague Child Protection Convention from 25 to 31 January 2012. Both Conventions are important, widely ratified multilateral instruments which protect the safety and welfare of children all over...

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Montenegro accedes to Hague Service and Evidence Conventions

On 16 January 2012, the depositary of the Hague Conventions received the instruments of accession from Montenegro to (1) the Hague Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters and (2) the Hague Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters. Montenegro...

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