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HCCH Monthly Update: January/February 2022

Meeting of the Council on General Affairs and Policy The Council on General Affairs and Policy of the HCCH met online from 28 February to 4 March 2022, with over 450 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 the Permanent Bureau’s headquarters in The Hague, for the period from July to December 2022! Interns work with our legal teams in the areas of Family and Child Protection Law, Transnational Litigation, Legal Cooperation, and Commercial and Financial Law. Duties may include carrying out […]

EU Consultation on Protection of Vulnerable Adults

In December 2021, the European Commission launched a public consultation on the cross-border protection of vulnerable adults. Feedback obtained will be used to assess the need for a legislative initiative in the area, as well as to inform possible EU measures. As a result of the combined effects of an ageing population and the mobility […]

HCCH Monthly Update: December 2021

Meetings & Events On 1 December 2021, the HCCH hosted HCCH a|Bridged – Edition 2021, an online event focused on contemporary issues relating to the application of the HCCH 2005 Choice of Court Convention, including the promotion of party autonomy. More information is

HCCH Monthly Update: November 2021

Conventions & Instruments On 17 November 2021, the Russian Federation signed the HCCH 2019 Judgments Convention. Although the 2019 Judgments Convention is not yet in force, the Russian Federation is its fifth signatory. The Russian Federation has been a Member of the HCCH since 2001 and is a Contracting Party to six HCCH Conventions. More […]

HCCH Monthly Update: October 2021

Conventions & Instruments On 5 October 2021, Indonesia deposited its instrument of accession to the HCCH 1961 Apostille Convention, in a ceremony held during the meeting of the Special Commission on the practical operation of the Apostille Convention. With the accession of Indonesia, the Apostille Convention now has 121 Contracting Parties. It will enter into […]

HCCH Monthly Update: September 2021

Membership On 9 September 2021, Honduras deposited its instrument of acceptance of the Statute, becoming the 90th Member of the HCCH. More information is

HCCH|Approach Global Event

The HCCH is pleased to announce that registration for the HCCH|Approach Global Event is now open! Join us online on Tuesday, 19 October for a day of panel discussions and talks by global experts on occasion of the 25th anniversary of the HCCH 1996 Child Protection Convention. How does the Convention impact children on the […]

Webinar on the HCCH 2019 Judgments Convention

Join us on Friday, 8 October 2021 for the HCCH webinar “Birth of an International Treaty: The 2019 Judgments Convention”!  In this lecture, the HCCH will take you behind the scenes of the negotiation of its newest treaty. Adopted in July 2019, the Judgments Convention establishes a common framework for the global circulation of judgments in […]