Fourth Asia-Pacific Conference of the Hague Conference


From 26 to 28 October 2011, the Hague Conference on Private International Law held its fourth Asia-Pacific Conference in Manila, Philippines, to discuss the relevance, implementation and practical operation of a number of important Hague Conventions within the Asia Pacific Region.

The Manila Conference focused on the areas of family law and legal co-operation and litigation, with particular emphasis on the Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption and the Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents (Apostille Convention). It also considered private international law aspects of temporary and circular economic migration.

The Conclusions and Recommandations of the conference can be downloaded here.