This is a revised version to correct an error in paragraph 33

Private International Law (Implementation of Agreements) Bill [HL]

Explanatory Notes

Annex B – Hague Conventions in the UK

Hague Conventions to which the UK is a contracting party:

1. Convention of 5 October 1961 on the Conflicts of Laws Relating to the Form of Testamentary Dispositions.

2. Convention of 5 October 1961 on Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents.

3. Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters.

4. Convention of 1 June 1970 on the Recognition of Divorces and Legal Separations.

5. Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters.

6. Convention of 2 October 1973 on the Recognition and Enforcement of Decisions Relating to Maintenance Obligations.

7. Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.

8. Convention of 1 July 1985 on the Law Applicable to Trusts and on their Recognition.

9. Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption.

10. Convention of 19 October 1996 on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, Recognition, Enforcement and Co-operation in Respect of Parental Responsibility and Measures for the Protection of Children.

11. Convention of 13 January 2000 on the International Protection of Adults.

12. Convention of 30 June 2005 on Choice of Court Agreements.

13. Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance.

In addition, the UK has signed:

14. Convention of 2 October 1973 Concerning the International Administration of the Estates of Deceased Persons.


27th February 2020