THE Ministry of Justice has announced that Namibia this week became a member of the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH), a treaty that will see Namibia enjoying a response to global needs through the organisation for cross-border cooperation in civil and commercial matters.
Namibia officially becomes the 8th African state and 87th global member to become a member.
The Hague Conference on Private International Law is the world organisation for cross-border cooperation in civil and commercial matters, with some of the domain covered in the treaty are including International Protection of Children, Family and Property Relations, International Commercial and Finance Law, as well as International Legal Co-operation and Litigation.
“The Republic of Namibia deposited its instrument of acceptance to the statute, thus becoming the 87th member of the HCCH. Namibia has been an HCCH connected state since 2000 and is currently a contracting party to the Apostille and Adoption Conventions.
Namibia is the 8th African state to become a member of the HCCH and its membership is another important step toward universality and inclusiveness, which are central to the strategic development of the organisation. The Permanent Bureau is looking forward to assisting the authorities of Namibia in further strengthening global cross-border legal co-operation through the work of the HCCH, ” a statement from the Hague Conference on Private International Law reads.