Hague Conference on private international law

With 78 Members (77 States and the European Union) representing all continents, the Hague Conference on Private International Law is a global inter-governmental organisation. A melting pot of different legal traditions, it develops and services multilateral legal instruments, which respond to global needs.

An increasing number of non-Member States are also becoming Parties to the Hague Conventions. As a result, the work of the Conference encompasses more than 140 countries around the world.

UIHJ has strong links with the Hague Conference and is at the origin of the well-known 15 November 1965 Hague Convention on the service abroad of judicial and extrajudicial documents in civil and commercial matters.

UIHJ further participated in the working group drafting the 2019 Judgments Convention.

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