Brazil joins the Hague Apostille Convention

On 2 December 2015, Brazil deposited its instrument of accession to the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents (the "Apostille Convention"). Following the usual procedural steps, the Convention will enter into force for Brazil on 14 August 2016, making it the 111th Contracting State to the Convention. ...

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Kazakhstan joins the Hague Service Convention

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...

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Morocco joins the Hague Apostille Convention

On 27 November 2015, Morocco deposited its instrument of accession to the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents (the "Apostille Convention"). Following the usual procedural steps, the Convention will enter into force for Morocco on 14 August 2016, making it the 110th Contracting State to the Convention. At the...

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Meeting of the International Hague Network of Judges

From 11 to 13 November 2015, as part of the HCCH Asia Pacific Week 2015, more than 30 Members of the International Hague Network of Judges, representing 19 States from every region of the world, as well as experts from the Commonwealth and the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law met in Hong Kong SAR, People's Republic of China. Members of the Network adopted...

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Global Conference on Child Support and Family Maintenance in Asia-Pacific and Worldwide

Hong Kong: From 9 to 11 November 2015, more than 155 experts from Australia, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, the People's Republic of China (including Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR), Croatia, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea (Republic of), Malaysia, Malta, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Switzerland, Tunisia, the...

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Conference “Cross-border Enforcement of Judgments - An Australian, UK and Global Perspective”, London, (16 November 2015)

On 16 November 2015, the British Institute of International and Comparative Law hosted an event looking at various issues arising in relation with the cross-border enforcement of judgments. In his keynote speech, The Hon RS French AC, Chief Justice of Australia, focused on recent decisions of the High Court of Australia on questions such as the registration and enforcement of foreign...

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Kosovo joins the Hague Apostille Convention

On 6 November 2015, Kosovo deposited its instrument of accession to the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents (the "Apostille Convention"). At the ceremony, which took place at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands (i.e. the Depositary), H.E. Ms Vjosa Dobruna, Ambassador of Kosovo, and Counsellor Besnik Ramadanaj...

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Conference "Cross-border child protection: Legal and social perspectives - Towards a better protection of children worldwide - The 1996 Hague Child Protection Convention in practice"

From 21 to 23 October 2015, more than 190 experts in the field of child protection and family law from around the world attended the above-mentioned conference on the 1996 Hague Child Protection Convention which took place in the Centre Œcuménique, in Geneva, Switzerland. The conference was organised by the General Secretariat of the International Social Service in co-operation...

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European Union supports Kazakhstan’s accession to the Hague Service Convention and ratification of the Hague Maintenance Convention

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. ...

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