Hague Apostille

MA Secretary Of State Apostille

The Evolution of International Law: Unpacking the 1961 Hague Apostille Convention

The Hague Convention, specifically the Convention of 5 October 1961, known as the Apostille Convention, holds a pivotal place in international law and cooperation. Its roots can be traced back to the early diplomatic endeavors at the Hague Conference, first convened in 1893 by Tobias Asser, a key figure in international law who later received the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1911. This conference focused on the unification of rules in private international law, leading to several multilateral treaties in areas like marriage, divorce, guardianship, and civil procedure.