Hague Conference on Private International Law (“HCCH”), with the generous support of the Department of Justice, The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China and The Faculty of Law of The University of Hong Kong, are pleased to host the HCCH Asia Pacific Week | 2023, Access to Justice and Sustainable Development: The Impact of the HCCH in an Inter-Connected World, which will take place in Philip K.H. Wong Lecture Theatre, 2/F, Faculty of Law, Cheng Yu Tung Tower, The University of Hong Kong on 11-14 September 2023.
In 2023, the HCCH is celebrating its 130th anniversary. To mark this occasion, several special events were held throughout the year, including the HCCH Asia Pacific Week | 2023 conference hosted by Hague Conference on Private International Law through the Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP) in Hong Kong. HCCH Asia Pacific Week 2023 will this year be centred around the theme "Access to Justice and Sustainable Development: The Impact of the HCCH in an Interconnected World", with multiple sessions held over the course of four days. The conference will provide a platform for the exchange of ideas and viewpoints from across Asia and the Pacific, covering some of the most prominent HCCH Conventions and instruments, as well as the HCCH's ongoing normative projects and possible future work, in the areas of transnational litigation and legal cooperation, international family and child protection law, and commercial, digital and financial law. The conference will provide a unique opportunity for participants to learn more about the HCCH and its work, to engage with experts from across Asia and the Pacific, and to consider regional experiences and perspectives.
The Conference, to be conducted in English, will provide an international forum for experts and interested parties to discuss views on the various aspects of the Convention, including its origin, salient features, benefits to parties and its implications on various international legal issues. It will thereby help promoting deeper understanding and greater participation of the international community in the Convention.
The Conference will be open to any interested parties including national organs, central authorities, lawyers, in-house counsel, and Chambers of Commerce. Participation will be free of charge but advance online registration is required. The Law Society of Hong Kong CPD accreditation is being applied for. The number of participants will be limited, and registrations on the website should be made as soon as possible and in any case before 4 September 2023. Please note that all participants will have to make their own travel and hotel arrangements and cover all related costs. Inquiries may be sent to Ms Alix NG, Office Manager of the HCCH Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific by e-mail: email@example.com