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Thailand Becomes the 88th Member of HCCH

The Ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand to the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Ms. Eksiri Pintaruchi, on 3 March 2021 deposited Instrument of Acceptance to the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH), making Thailand the 88th HCCH member.


According to a report from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Thailand will take part in developing rules of private international law and efficiently facilitating cross-border activities.


The HCCH is an intergovernmental organization, established in 1893, with the purpose to develop the rules of private international law in order to establish the frameworks that facilitate cross-border co-operation in civil and commercial matters.


The HCCH’s work covers challenging cross-border issues including child adoption, child abduction, abolition of the requirement of legalization for foreign public documents and the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments in civil or commercial matters.


Not only do they serve to guarantee individual rights’ protection and improve businesses’ competencies, but the HCCH Conventions also promote the legal system that is conducive to modern-day cross-border personal and economic activities which become more common nowadays.


There are 88 members in the HCCH representing all continents in the world, including five ASEAN Member States namely Malaysia, the Philippines, Viet Nam, Singapore, and Thailand.


Source: The Government Public Relations Department