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  1. Core Conventions and Instruments

    1961 Form of Wills Convention [11]
    1961 Apostille Convention [12]
    1965 Service Convention [14]
    1970 Divorce Convention [18]
    1970 Evidence Convention [20]
    1980 Child Abduction Convention [28]
    1980 Access to Justice Convention [29]
    1985 Trusts Convention [30]
    1993 adoption convention [33]
    1996 Child Protection Convention [34]
    2000 Protection of Adults Convention [35]
    2006 Securities Convention [36]
    2005 Choice of Court Convention [37]
    2007 Child Support Convention [38]
    2007 Maintenance Obligations Protocol [39]
    2015 Principles on Choice of Law in International Commercial Contracts [40]
    2019 Judgments Convention [41]
     

    Other Conventions and Instruments

    Convention of March 1, 1954 on Civil Procedure [02]
    Convention of 15 June 1955 on the law applicable to international sales contracts for tangible movable property [03]
    Convention du 15 April 1958 sur la loi applicable au transfert de la propriété en cas de vente à caractère international d’objets mobiliers corporels [04]
    Convention du 15 April 1958 on the competence du for contractuel in cas de vente à caractère international d’objets mobiliers corporels [05]
    Convention of June 15, 1955 for the regulation of the conflicts between the national office and the home office [06]
    Convention du premier June 1956 concernant la reconnaissance de la personnalité juridique des sociétés, associations et fondations étrangères [07]
    Convention of 24 October 1956 on the law applicable to child support obligations [08]
    Convention of 15 April 1958 on the Recognition and Enforcement of Judgments relating to Child Maintenance [09]
    Convention of 5 October 1961 on the competence of public authorities and the law applicable in relation to the protection of minors [10]
    Convention of 15 November 1965 on the jurisdiction, applicable law and recognition of decisions in relation to adoption [13]
    Convention of 25 November 1965 on the Choice of Court [15]
    Convention of 1 February 1971 on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters [16]
    Supplementary Protocol of 1 February 1971 to the Hague Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters [17]
    Convention of 4 May 1971 on the law applicable to road traffic accidents [19]
    Convention of 2 October 1973 on the International Administration of Successions [21]
    Convention of 2 October 1973 on the law applicable to product liability [22]
    Convention of 2 October 1973 on the Recognition and Enforcement of Maintenance Decisions [23]
    Convention of 2 October 1973 on the law applicable to maintenance obligations [24]
    Convention of 14 March 1978 on the Law Applicable to Matrimonial Property Regimes [25]
    Convention of 14 March 1978 on the Contracting of Marriages and the Recognition of the Validity of Marriages [26]
    Convention of 14 March 1978 on the Law Applicable to Agency [27]
    Convention of 22 December 1986 on the Law Applicable to Contracts for the International Sale of Goods [31]
    Convention of 1 August 1989 on the law applicable to the succession [32]
     

    In addition to the above, early in its history the HCCH adopted a number of instruments, now known as the “old Conventions”, which have since been replaced, in whole or in part, by more modern instruments.

     
    Old Conventions and instruments

    1896 Civil Procedure Convention and 1897 Additional Protocol
    1902 Marriage Convention
    1902 Divorce Convention
    1902 Guardianship Convention
    1905 Civil Procedure Convention
    1905 Effects of Marriage Convention
    1905 Deprivation of Civil Rights Convention

    1931 Protocol on the jurisdiction of the Permanent Court of International Justice

  2. Hague Members and Connected Parties

    The HCCH is composed of 91 Members – 90 States and the European Union – representing all regions of the globe. In addition, an increasing number of non-Members have either signed or become Contracting Parties to HCCH Conventions. As a result, the work of the HCCH encompasses over 150 countries around the world.

    HCCH’s core Conventions and instruments :

    • 1961 Apostille Convention
    • 1961 Form of Wills Convention
    • 1965 Service Convention
    • 1970 Evidence Convention
    • 1970 Divorce Convention
    • 1980 Access to Justice Convention
    • 1980 Child Abduction Convention
    • 1985 Trusts Convention
    • 1993 Adoption Convention
    • 1996 Child Protection Convention
    • 2000 Protection of Adults Convention
    • 2005 Choice of Court Convention
    • 2006 Securities Convention
    • 2007 Child Support Convention & 2007 Maintenance Obligations Protocol
    • 2015 Principles on Choice of Law in International Commercial Contracts
    • 2019 Judgments Convention
  3. Hague Conference on Private International Law

    The HCCH (Hague Conference on Private International Law – Conférence de La Haye de droit international privé) is an intergovernmental organisation the mandate of which is “the progressive unification of the rules of private international law” (Art. 1 of the Statute).

    These Conventions and instruments provide clarity and direction in cross-border relations across three main areas:

    International Family and Child Protection Law
    Transnational Litigation and Apostille
    International Commercial, Digital, and Financial Law

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