Important updates regarding The Hague Conference

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New contracting states have recently adhered to several important Hague Conventions for European Union States. One should note, in particular, the following.  

On 7 September 2016, the United States of America deposited its Instrument of ratification of the Hague Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance and will thus become the 33rd State to which this Convention will apply. The Convention will enter into force for the United States of America on 1 January 2017.

On 1 October 2016:

- the Hague Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters (Service Convention) entered into force for Costa Rica and Viet Nam, who became the 70th and 71st Contracting States to the Convention.

- the Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (Child Abduction Convention) entered into force for the Bolivia, who became the 95th Contracting State to the Convention.

- the Convention of 30 June 2005 on Choice of Court Agreements (Choice of Court Convention) entered into force for Singapore, who becoming the 30th Contracting State/Regional Economic International Organization and the first Asian State to join the Convention.

(Altalex, 14 November 2016. Article by Emmanuel Guinchard)

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