The Annual Report 2018 published by the Hague Conference on Private International Law, in addition to recording all the achievements of the HCCH during 2018, contains also a Special Edition 125 to commit to history the commemorations marking the 125 of the Anniversary of the HCCH.
The First Session of the HCCH was in fact opened on 12 September 1983 by Tobias Asser, Dutch Jurist, Scholar and Statesman.
On 12 September 2018, the HCCH rejoiced the 125 the return of the opening of this first Session. The HCCH marked this important Anniversary with a solemn ceremony in the
presence of His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands. The ceremony was the apex of a triptych of celebratory events which sought to connect the HCCH’s past with its present and future. The triptych was completed by two high-level conferences organised through the HCCH’s Regional Offices in Latin America and the Caribbean and in the Asia Pacific Regions.