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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 available here. On 4 November, the Permanent Bureau was informed that on 26 October 2020, Saint Kitts & Nevis deposited […]

HCCH Update: Upcoming Online Events and Webinars

HCCH a|Bridged – Edition 2020: Golden Anniversary of the HCCH 1970 Evidence Convention Tuesday 2 December 2020, 14:15 CET Registration | Programme | Event Website | HCCH Evidence Section (Registration closes 17:00 CET Friday 27 November) Building upon the success of HCCH a|Bridged – Edition 2019, this year’s edition will focus on the Evidence Convention. Edition 2020 […]

International Commercial Litigation Conference: JPRI Korea, HCCH, UNIDROIT, and UNCITRAL

This Thursday 12 and Friday 13 November, the 2020 International Conference of the Korean Judicial Policy Research Institute (JPRI) will take place. The conference is co-organised by the JPRI, the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH), the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT), and the United Nations Commission on International Trade […]

HCCH a|Bridged – Edition 2020: 50th Anniversary of the 1970 Evidence Convention

The HCCH and the German Presidency of the Council of the European Union have the pleasure of announcing that registration is now open for HCCH a|Bridged – Edition 2020, which will mark the golden anniversary of the HCCH Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters (HCCH Evidence Convention). This year’s edition builds upon the success of HCCH a|Bridged – Edition 2019, which […]

HCCH Monthly Update: October 2020 

Membership On 21 October 2020, Nicaragua deposited its instrument of acceptance of the Statute, becoming the 86th Member of the HCCH. More information is available here. Conventions & Instruments On 1 October 2020, the HCCH 1965 Service Convention entered into force for the Philippines. It currently has 78 Contracting Parties. More information is available here. […]

HCCH Monthly Update: September 2020

Membership On 7 September 2020, Nicaragua and Thailand were issued with certificates confirming an affirmative vote in favour of their respective admissions as Members of the HCCH, following a six-month voting period which ended on 4 September 2020. Both Nicaragua and Thailand are now each invited to deposit an instrument of acceptance of the HCCH […]

HCCH Internship Applications Now Open

Applications are now open for three- to six-month legal internships at the HCCH Permanent Bureau in The Hague, for the period from January to June 2021. Interns work with our legal teams in the areas of family & child protection law, legal cooperation, dispute resolution, and commercial & financial law. It’s a great way to […]