The Hague Convention on International Access to Justice

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This is the seventh in a series of “accession kits” being prepared by the Commonwealth Secretariat primarily to assist Commonwealth countries in considering whether to accede to selected international conventions, especially in the field of private international law.

This paper is a review of the most recent Hague Convention in civil procedure. It contains the full English text of the Convention and recommendations and advice as to accession procedures.



The Background to the Convention

The Hague Conference on Private International Law has always taken a keen interest in the international aspects of civil procedure. Conventions dealing with such questions were prepared in 1896 and 1904, and when the Conference resumed its work after the Second World War a new Convention on Civil Procedure was concluded in 1954.


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