Hague Conference on Private International Law in Moscow

 

The Information Centre of the Hague Conference on Private International Law has been launched in Moscow. It’s been established within the organisational structure of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations of Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the basis of an agreement signed by MGIMO and the Hague Conference, with the participation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Today, the Hague Conference on Private International Law, which started its activities back in 1893 with the active participation of the Russian Empire, is a global intergovernmental organization comprised of 71 member states and the European Union as a collective member. It is engaged in the resolution of many issues in the field of international private law, which task is becoming ever more urgent in the view of increasing globalization.

The mission of the Information Centre is, in particular, the promotion of international private law in Russia, the dissemination of information about the Conference and its work, the provision of information to the Conference about Russia, scientific and applied research.

The work of the Conference in Russia will be carried out in close cooperation with the activities of the Department of International Private and Civil Law at MGIMO, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Education and other organisations.

Professor of International Private and Civil Law at MGIMO Sergey Lebedev will head the Centre, and Associate professor Alexander Muranov, the managing partner of law firm Muranov, Chernyakov & Partners, will become the deputy head of the Centre.

Russia is a party to the following conventions developed by the Hague Conference:

  • Convention of 1 March 1954 on civil procedure;
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents;
  • Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters;
  • Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters;
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.

 

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