It was in 1949, at the French National Congress of Officers of Court, that the Chairman Jean Soulard first had the idea of creating the Union International of the Judicial Officers (UIHJ).
After three years spent forging the necessary contacts, the UIHJ held its first Congress in Paris in 1952.
The following seven countries were present:
- The Netherlands
The representatives of each of these delegations decided to entrust a Committee with the drafting of the articles of association of this new organisation, thus giving birth to Union Internationale des Huissiers de Justice, the International Union of Judicial Officers (UIHJ).
The spirit of the original text has remained virtually unchanged and the latest amendments passed at the Capetown Congress in May 2012 make no substantial alternations to its essence.