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Apostille Convention: Hague Conference Considers Authentication of Intergovernmental and Supranational Organization Documents

Posted on November 14, 2017

A working group is meeting next month in the Hague to consider the authentication of documents issued by intergovernmental or supranational organizations. One of the preliminary documents published by the Hague Conference in advance of the meeting provides several methods by which such documents can be authenticated:

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Case of the Day: Estate of Aquino

Posted on September 20, 2017

The case of the day is Estate of Aquino (Mount Vernon N.Y. City Ct. 2017). Aquino married in New York in 1986 and died in 2011, survived by a wife and seven children. In 2012, the wife petitioned the court for letters of administration allowing her to administer his estate, which the court granted. The wife, though, had given notice of her petition to only three of the children. In 2014, one of the sons who had not received notice sought to revoke the letters of administration and to have himself appointed as administrator on the grounds that his father and his father’s wife were divorced in 1993 in the Dominican Republic.

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Updated Hague Conference Status Tables

Posted on August 29, 2017

In November 2016 I noted the Conclusions and Recommendations of the 2016 Special Commission on the operation of the Apostille Convention, which pointed out the possibility of improving the status tables on the Hague Conference website. At the time, the status tables, at least for the Service, Evidence, and Apostille Conventions, did not show a complete alphabetical list of the states party to the Conventions. Instead, they showed one list that included those states that were Hague Conference members, and another list that included those states that were parties to the Convention but not members of the Hague Conference. This created possibilities for confusion.

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