News & Events (archive)

Special Commission on the operation of the 1993 Hague Intercountry Adoption Convention

28-11-2000

From 28 November to 1 December 2000, a Special Commission meeting to review the operation of the Hague Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption will be held in the Academy Building, on t [details »]


Mesa Redonda, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia

26-10-2000

Mesa Redonda sobre "Evolución y Perspectivas de la Conferencia de La Haya de Derecho Internacional Privado", Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia. Moderador:D. Pedro-Pablo Miralles Sangro, Decano de la Facultad de [details »]


Visit of the Hungarian Minister of Justice

17-10-2000

The Hungarian Minister of Justice, Dr Ibolya Dávid, visited the Permanent Bureau on 17 October 2000. It was the first visit of a Hungarian Minister of Justice to the offices of the Secretariat of the Hague Conference.The Minister was accompanied by H [details »]


Switzerland for ratification of Intercountry Adoption Convention

28-09-2000

Published in Le Temps of Thursday 28 September 2000: "(...) Dans sa séance de mercredi, le Conseil national s'est aussi: prononcé à l'unanimité pour la ratification de la Convention de La Haye sur l'adoption internationale. Les enfants étrange [details »]


Congressional approval of Intercountry Adoption Convention

20-09-2000

On 20 September 2000 the Senate of the United States of America(1) approved a resolution of advice and consent to U.S. ratification of the Hague Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption, [details »]


Common Law Judicial Conference on International Child Custody

17-09-2000

From 17-21 September 2000, a Common Law Judicial Conference on International Child Custody took place in Washington, hosted by the U.S. Department of State. The following six countries participated: Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kin [details »]


Workshop of Legal Experts

07-09-2000

On the initiative of the Finnish Government, the Permanent Bureau organised from 7-9 September 2000 a workshop of Legal Experts from the Russian Federation, Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Portugal and Sweden, with a view to facilitating t [details »]


House enactment of Intercountry Adoption Act

18-07-2000

The Intercountry Adoption Act 2000 (HR 2909), which makes provision for the eventual implementation in the USA of the Hague Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption, was passed in the US [details »]


Deputy Secretary General Catherine Kessedjian Chevalier de l'Ordre National du Mérite

05-07-2000

At a reception given at his residence on 5 July 2000, the Ambassador of France to the Netherlands, His Excellency Mr Bernard de Faubournet de Montferrand, conferred on Mrs Catherine Kessedjian, Deputy Secretary General, the insignia of Chevalier de l [details »]


Visit of the German Minister of Justice

06-06-2000

The German Minister of Justice, Madam Professor Dr Herta Däubler-Gmelin, visited the Permanent Bureau on 6 June 2000. It was the first visit of a German Minister of Justice to the offices of the Secretariat of the Hague Conference.The Minister was ac [details »]


Judges' Seminar on the International Protection of Children

03-06-2000

On the initiative of the French and German Ministers of Justice, a Judges' Seminar on International Protection of Children was held at the Conference Centre De Ruwenberg, near 's-Hertogenbosch, from 3-6 June 2000, with the support of the Permanent Bu [details »]


Ratification by Turkey

31-05-2000

On Wednesday, 31 May 2000, the Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction was ratified by Turkey. The Convention will enter into force for Turkey on 1 August 2000. [details »]


Launch of the International Child Abduction Database (INCADAT) on the Internet

09-05-2000

During the Special Commission on general affairs and policy of the Conference, to be held from 8-12 May 2000, the International Child Abduction Database (INCADAT) will officially be launched by the Minister of Justice of the Netherlands, Mr A.H. Kort [details »]


INCADAT demonstration

09-05-2000

On 9 May 2000, the International Child Abduction Database (INCADAT) was officially launched. During this event, a slide show was presented about the Hague Conference and the 1980 Hague Child Abduction Convention, including a short demonstration of IN [details »]


Declaration by the Minister of Justice of the Kingdom of Morocco

01-05-2000

On Monday, 1 May 2000, His Excellency Mr Omar Azziman, Minister of Justice of the Kingdom of Morocco, deposited a declaration with the depositary announcing that His Country envisages acceding to the Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil A [details »]


Ratification by the Czech Republic

13-03-2000

On Monday, 13 March 2000, the Hague Convention of 19 October 1996 on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, Recognition, Enforcement and Co-operation in Respect of Parental Responsibility and Measures for the Protection of Children was ratified by the Czech R [details »]


Judgment of the European Court of Human Rights in child abduction case

25-01-2000

This is the first judgment delivered by the new European Court of Human Rights concerning the application of the Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. It is a very significant judgment that provide [details »]


Ratification

18-01-2000

On Tuesday, 18 January 2000, the Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption was ratified by Italy. The Convention will enter into force for Italy on 1 May 2000. [details »]


Accession Iceland to 1993 Convention

17-01-2000

On Monday, 17 January 2000, the depositary received notification that Iceland has acceded to the Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption. The Convention will enter into force for Icelan [details »]


Signature

13-01-2000

The Hague Convention on the International Protection of Adults was signed for the first time on Thursday, 13 January 2000 by the Netherlands, and thus bears that date. [details »]


Accession

13-01-2000

On Thursday, 13 January 2000, the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea in the Netherlands deposited the instrument of accession of his country to the Hague Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in [details »]