The Permanent Bureau is pleased to announce the recent publication of the Russian translation of the 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 International Hague Network of Judges....
On Friday 4 March 2016, Monaco deposited its instrument of ratification to the Hague Convention of 13 January 2000 on International Protection of Adults and thus became the 9th Contracting State to this Convention. The Convention will enter into force for Monaco on 1 July 2016. Monaco is now a Contracting State to 8 Conventions of the Hague Conference on Private International Law.
From 15 to 18 February 2016, the Experts’ Group on Parentage / Surrogacy met in The Hague. The Group was attended by 21 experts, 3 observers and members of the Permanent Bureau. The experts represented 21 States from all regions, including some States of origin as well as some receiving States in relation to international surrogacy arrangements (ISAs).
The mandate of the Group is to explore...
On Tuesday 9 February 2016, the Secretary General of the Hague Conference on Private International Law formally opened the six month period for existing Member States to vote on the proposal of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs to admit Saudi Arabia as a new Member of the Organisation. The Netherlands presented its proposal in response to interest expressed by the Saudi Arabia in...
Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law has the honour to announce that the Practical
Handbook on the Operation of the Service Convention (4th
edition) and the Practical Handbook on the Operation of the Evidence
Convention (3rd edition) have been published today, Thursday 28
January 2016, on the Hague Conference website.
From 10 to
12 of November 2015, over 40 delegates comprising members of the judiciary,
senior officials and experts from the region, together with members of the
Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law and of
the Deutsche Stiftung für
Rechtliche Zusammenarbeit (IRZ), as well
as an expert from the German Federal Office of Justice, met in Astana,
On Friday 15 January 2016, Serbia deposited its instrument of accession 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 and thus became the 43rd Contracting State to the Convention. The Convention will enter into force for Serbia on 1 November...
On 24 December 2015, the Permanent Bureau received notification that
on 2 December 2015, Montenegro deposited its instrument of accession to
the Hague Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance.
The Convention will enter into force for Montenegro on 1 January 2017.
With this accession, the Hague Child Support Convention...