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 Convention and new instrument of ratification to the HCCH 2007 Child Support Convention entered into force. The United Kingdom has already been bound by the Choice of Court Convention since 2015 and by the Child Support Convention since 2014, by virtue of the European Union’s approval. To ensure continuity in their application following its withdrawal from the EU, the United Kingdom deposited these new instruments of accession and ratification on 28 September 2020. More information is available here.