The Hague Conventions are products of the Hague Conference on Private International Law , an intergovernmental organization, the purpose of which is to work for the progressive unification of the rules of private international law.
The principal method used to achieve this purpose consists in the negotiation and drafting of multilateral treaties (conventions) in the different fields of private international law (e.g. international judicial and administrative co-operation; conflict of laws for contracts, torts, maintenance obligations, status and protection of children, relations between spouses, wills and estates or trusts; jurisdiction and enforcement of foreign judgments). To date, approximately forty conventions have been drafted by the Member States.
On our website, you will find substantial information about the Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction and the Convention on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters.