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Itamaraty and FUNAG promote seminar on the Hague Conference on International Private Law

 

Seeking to disseminate the Hague Conference on International Private Law, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MRE) and the Alexandre de Gusmão Foundation (FUNAG) promoted, on October 14, 2019, a seminar on the Hague Conference on International Private Law and its Conventions, at the Rio Branco Institute, in Brasília.

Established in 1893, the Hague Conference is an intergovernmental organization which aims to promote the progressive unification of the rules of private international law. The organization currently features 82 member-countries, as well as the European Union. In 2001, Brazil became a member of that entity.

The event featured lectures by the General Secretary of the Hague Conference, Christophe Bernasconi, dealing with the general aspects of the organization (view presentation slides); First Secretary at the Conference, João Ribeiro-Bidaoui, who spoke on the convention on sentences (view presentation slides); Legal Officer Brody Warren, who discussed the Hague conventions on apostille, evidence, and service abroad of judicial and extrajudicial documents (view presentation slides); and the Conference’s Representative for Latin America and the Caribbean, Ignacio Goicoechea, who dealt with regional themes and conventions relating to family (see presentation slides).

The seminar gathered government officials, lawyers, diplomats, students from the Rio Branco Institute, and students who participated in the debate with the lecturers. Apart from the representatives of the Hague Conference Permanent Bureau, the panel was made up of the General Director of the Rio Branco Institute, Ambassador Maria Stela Pompeu Brasil Frota; President of FUNAG, Minister Roberto Goidanich; and Director of the MRE Department of Security and Justice, Minister André Veras Guimarães.

 

Photos: Ricardo Padue.

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