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African Governments urged to adopt Hague Conventions on Children

23-02-2010


High officials, judges and other experts from States in the Southern and Eastern African Region call for closer inter-State co-operation to protect vulnerable children in cross-frontier situations, and support implementation of the Hague Children's Conventions and the Apostille Convention

The Seminar on Cross-Frontier Child Protection in the Southern and Eastern African Region was held from 22 to 25 February 2010 in Pretoria, South Africa. The Seminar, which was organised by the Hague Conference on Private International Law in co-operation with the Government of the Republic of South Africa and with the support of UNICEF, was attended by high officials, judges, academics, researchers and other experts from Angola, Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe, as well as the African Committee on the Rights and Welfare of the Child, UNICEF and the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference.

The Conclusions and Recommendations of the Seminar are available in French and English.

The following documents relating to the Seminar on Cross-Frontier Child Protection in the Southern and Eastern African Region have been made available on this website:

  • Press release
  • Conclusions and Recommendations
  • Brief commentary / opinion
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