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HCCH Vacancy: Legal Officer (Maternity Leave Replacement)

The Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH) is seeking a Legal Officer (Maternity Leave Replacement). The successful candidate will work primarily in the field of family law, focusing on the 1980 Child Abduction and 1996 Child Protection Conventions as well as on the Family Agreements project. Applications should be submitted […]

EU Survey on Protection of Vulnerable Adults

In February 2021, the European Commission launched a study to assess the need for more effective legal protection of vulnerable adults within the European Union. As part of this study, a survey has now been published online for all legal practitioners working in the area: judges, lawyers, notaries, and other relevant authorities. Input from practitioners […]

HCCH Monthly Update: April 2021

On 14 April, the Working Group on the Practical Handbook on the Operation of the 2000 Protection of Adults Convention met for the first time. Comprised of experts with experience in the operation or implementation of the 2000 Protection of Adults Convention, the Working Group will meet via videoconference every two weeks, between 14 April […]

HCCH Vacancy: (Assistant) Legal Officer

The Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH) is seeking a(n) (Assistant) Legal Officer. The successful candidate will begin work in the field of international commercial and financial law and will gradually also be expected to carry out work in other areas, including family law. Applications should be submitted by Sunday […]

HCCH Monthly Update: March 2021

Meeting of the Council on General Affairs and Policy The Council on General Affairs and Policy (CGAP) of the HCCH met online from 1 to 5 March 2021, with over 350 participants. Over the course of five days, HCCH Members reviewed progress made to date and agreed on the work programme for the year ahead. […]

HCCH Internship Applications Now Open

Applications are now open for three- to six-month legal internships at our Permanent Bureau in The Hague, for the period from July to December 2021. Interns work with our legal teams in the areas of Family and Child Protection Law, Legal Cooperation, Dispute Resolution, Commercial and Financial Law. It’s a great way to gain practical […]

HCCH Monthly Update: February 2021

Conventions & Instruments On 1 February 2021, the HCCH 1965 Service Convention entered into force for the Marshall Islands. It currently has 78 Contracting Parties. More information is

HCCH Monthly Update: January 2021

Membership  On 19 January 2021, Namibia deposited its instrument of acceptance of the Statute, becoming the 87th Member of the HCCH. More information is available here.  Conventions & Instruments   On 1 January 2021, the HCCH 2000 Protection of Adults Convention entered into force for Belgium. The Convention currently has 13 Contracting Parties. More information is available here.  On 1 January 2021, the United Kingdom’s new instrument of accession to the HCCH 2005 Choice of Court […]

HCCH Monthly Update: December 2020

Membership On 4 December 2020, Mongolia was issued with a certificate confirming an affirmative vote in favour of its admission as a Member of the HCCH, following a six-month voting period which ended on 3 December 2020. Mongolia has now been invited to deposit an instrument of acceptance of the HCCH Statute to become a […]

HCCH Monthly Update: November 2020

Conventions & Instruments On 2 November 2020, Jamaica deposited its instrument of accession to the HCCH 1961 Apostille Convention. It now has 119 Contracting Parties and will enter into force for Jamaica on 3 July 2021. More information is