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1 © Hague Conference on Private International Law The Hague Conference on Private International Law HCCH HCCH

2 © Hague Conference on Private International Law Work in Progress Jurisdiction and foreign judgments in civil & commercial matters Indirectly held securities So far… 34 Conventions since 1955 Our Purpose Progressive Unification of the Rules of Private International Law (jurisdiction, applicable law, enforcement, cooperation) The Origin 1893

3 © Hague Conference on Private International Law Member States (61) of the Hague Conference on Private International Law

4 © Hague Conference on Private International Law Albania Argentina Australia Austria Belarus Belgium Bosnia & Herzegovina Brazil Bulgaria Canada Chile China Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Egypt Estonia Finland Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia France Georgia Germany Greece Hungary Ireland Israel Italy Japan Jordan Republic of Korea Latvia Luxembourg Lithuania Malta Mexico Monaco Morocco Netherlands New Zealand Norway Panama Peru Poland Portugal Romania Russian Federation Slovakia Slovenia South Africa Spain Sri Lanka Suriname Sweden Switzerland Turkey United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland United States of America Uruguay Venezuela Yugoslavia Member States (61) of the HCCH …

5 © Hague Conference on Private International Law States that have been admitted after voting procedure but still need to accept the Statute: … but there’s more to join us States whose admission has been submitted to Vote: States who are studying membership: Ukraine Colombia Lebanon Paraguay Tunisia Costa Rica Malaysia

6 © Hague Conference on Private International Law Statute of 15 July 1955 Article 2 Article 2 (1) Article 2 (2) Article 2 (3) Letter of Intention Proposal Netherlands Government Voting Procedure (majority, 6 months) Acceptance of Statute States which have participated in one or more of the earlier Sessions may become Members of the HCCH by accepting the Statute Procedures to become a Member State of the HCCH

7 © Hague Conference on Private International Law The network of 114 States party to at least one Convention Albania Andorra Antigua & Barbuda Argentina Armenia Australia Austria Bahamas Barbados Belarus Belgium Belize Bolivia Bosnia & Herzegovina Botswana Brazil Brunei Darussalam Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Canada Chile China Colombia Costa Rica Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Estonia Fiji Finland Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia France Georgia Germany Greece Grenada Guatemala Holy See Honduras Hungary Iceland Ireland Israel Italy Japan Jordan Kazakhstan Republic of Korea Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Latvia Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Liechtenstein Luxembourg Lithuania Malawi Malta Marshall Islands Mauritius Mexico Republic of Moldova Monaco Mongolia Morocco Namibia Netherlands New Zealand Nicaragua Niger Niue Norway Pakistan Panama Paraguay Peru Philippines Poland Portugal Romania Russian Federation Saint Kitts & Nevis Saint Lucia Samoa San Marino Seychelles Singapore Slovakia Slovenia South Africa Spain Sri Lanka Suriname Swaziland Sweden Switzerland Tonga Trinidad & Tobago Turkey Turkmenistan Ukraine United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland United States of America Uruguay Uzbekistan Venezuela Yugoslavia Zimbabwe

8 © Hague Conference on Private International Law Judicial and Administrative Co-operation: 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters 25 October 1980 on International Access to Justice The “key” Conventions I

9 © Hague Conference on Private International Law The “key” Conventions II The children’s Conventions: 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in respect of Intercountry Adoption 19 October 1996 on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law Recognition, Enforcement and Co-operation in respect of Parental Responsibility and Measures for the Protection of Children

10 © Hague Conference on Private International Law Maintenance Obligations Traffic Accidents Administration of Estates Products Liability Trusts etc. (34 Conventions since 1955) Other Conventions…

11 © Hague Conference on Private International Law Our resources: Our tasks: Our Budget… approximately US $ 1.5 million Five Lawyers Ten Permanent Support Staff Five Temporary Support Staff Stagiaires Scientific Research Negotiation Promotion Monitoring Networking Training Contacts

12 © Hague Conference on Private International Law The Hague Conference on the move…

13 © Hague Conference on Private International Law Secretariat at the Permanent Bureau Hague Conference on Private International Law Scheveningseweg KT The Hague The Netherlands Tel: +31 (70) or Fax: +31 (70) Questions?


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