Just published: the Portuguese translation of the General Principles for Judicial Communications

The Permanent Bureau is pleased to announce the recent publication of the Portuguese translation of Direct Judicial Communications – Emerging Guidance regarding the development of the International Hague Network of Judges and General Principles for Judicial Communications, including commonly accepted safeguards for Direct Judicial Communications in specific cases, within the context of the...

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Save The Date Notice: Service of Process and Taking of Evidence Abroad: The Impact of "Electronic Means" on the Operation of the Hague Conventions

Save The Date Notice:  Service of Process and Taking of Evidence Abroad: The Impact of "Electronic Means" on the Operation of the Hague Conventions   Monday, 2 November 2015   Gewirz Center 12th floor Georgetown University Law Center 600 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington D.C. The Center on Transnational Business and the Law at Georgetown...

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Hague Conference regional meeting “International Family Law, Legal Co-operation and Commerce: Promoting Human Rights and Cross-Border Trade in the Caribbean through the Hague Conference Conventions"

From 17 to 20 June 2015, more than 100 participants from the region met to expand their knowledge of the work of the Hague Conference on Private International Law, and its multilateral treaties and other instruments (Hague Conventions), and to discuss the relevance of the Hague Conventions to the Caribbean Region. The meeting was jointly organised by the Hague Conference and the Commonwealth...

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Guide to Good Practice on Mediation now available in Mandarin

Thanks to the Government of Canada, the “Guide to Good Practice under the Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction – Mediation” is now available in Mandarin. With this, the Mediation Guide has been published in English, French and Spanish, other official languages of the European Union, Arabic, Russian and Mandarin. More...

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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 will take place 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...

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UNCITRAL Endorses the Hague Principles

On 8 July 2015, UNCITRAL provided its endorsement of the Principles on Choice of Law in International Commercial Contracts (Hague Principles) during its Forty-eighth session held in Vienna, marking the first instrument of the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH) to be officially endorsed by UNCITRAL. The Hague Principles, which were adopted on 19 March...

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2005 Choice of Court Convention to enter into force on 1 October 2015 following the approval by the European Union

The Permanent Bureau is pleased to announce that on 11 June 2015, during the Fourth Meeting of the Special Commission on the practical operation of the 1993 Hague Intercountry Adoption Convention, the European Union deposited its instrument of approval of the Hague Convention of 30 June 2005 on Choice of Court Agreements (the 2005 Choice of Court Convention). At the ceremony, which...

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Conference “Jurisdiction & Dispute Resolution in the Internet Era: Governance and Good Practices”, Geneva (17-18 June 2015)

On 17-18 June the Conference on "Jurisdiction & Dispute Resolution in the Internet Era: Governance and Good Practices" was held at the University of Geneva as part of its summer school programme, "Internet L@w". The conference was organised by the University's faculty of law, with the co-operation of Geneva Internet Platform and Geneva Center for...

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