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India to become member of Hague Conference
May 04, 2007 01:07 IST
The Hague Conference on private International Law is an inter-governmental organization, the main objective of which is to work for progressive unification of the rules of private international law, Information and Broadcasting Minister P R Dasmunshi told reporters after the meeting of the Union Cabinet which approved the decision.
The Conference finds internationally agreed approaches to issues such a jurisdiction of courts, applicable law, matters relating to child protection, marriage and personal issues and enforcement of judgments in a wide range of areas, he said.
At present it has 65 member states and the membership would entitle India to participate in all meetings and conferences, said the Minister.