Conference “Towards A Transnational Approach For Choice of Law Clauses - Presentation of the ICC Study on 'Developing Neutral Legal Standards for International Contracts'", Rome, Italy

The conference, co-organised by the ICC and Unidroit, aims at promoting ICC's recent study on 'Developing Neutral Legal Standards for International Contracts'. Ms Ning Zhao (HCCH) gave a short presentation on the Principles on Choice of Law in International Commercial Contracts, in particular on Rules of law (Article 3), given its relevance to the conference topic. ...

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Italy ratifies the 1996 Hague Protection of Children Convention

On 30 September 2015, Italy 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. The Convention will enter into force for Italy on 1 January 2016. The 1996 Convention will then be in force in all Member States...

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Official Programme available for Service and Evidence Convention Anniversary Event in November

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...

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Slovenia begins issuing e-Apostilles

On 1 October 2015, the District Courts of the Republic of Slovenia began issuing e-Apostilles as part of the e-APP under the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents (Apostille Convention). The District Courts will issue e-Apostilles for both electronic public documents and for paper public documents which are subsequently...

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The 2005 Choice of Court Convention enters into force

Today (1 October 2015), the Convention of 30 June 2005 on Choice of Court Agreements (the Convention) has entered into force in 28 States (Mexico and all Members of the European Union, except Denmark). This results from Mexico's accession to the Convention in 2007 and the recent approval of the Convention by the European Union. This momentum is set to encourage other States currently...

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APEC Workshop on effective enforcement of business contracts and efficient resolution of business disputes through the Hague Choice of Court Agreements Convention

The Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) Workshop on the effective enforcement of business contracts and efficient resolution of business disputes through the Hague Choice of Court Agreements Convention was held on Tuesday 1 September 2015 in Cebu, the Philippines, on the margins of the APEC Senior Officials Meetings. The Workshop is organised by the Department of Justice of Hong Kong,...

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100 Judges now Members of the International Hague Network of Judges

The International Hague Network of Judges (IHNJ) attracted nine new judicial designations in recent months, growing from 91 to 100 judges worldwide. A total of 73 States have now officially designated a judge to the IHNJ. New States designating to the network include Antigua and Barbuda, Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Japan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Saint Kitts...

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100 Judges now Members of the International Hague Network of Judges

The International Hague Network of Judges (IHNJ) attracted nine new judicial designations in recent months, growing from 91 to 100 judges worldwide. A total of 73 States have now officially designated a judge to the IHNJ. New States designating to the network include Antigua and Barbuda, Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Japan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Saint Kitts...

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