Morocco accedes to two Hague Conventions

On 26 April 2010, Morocco deposited its instrument of accession to the Hague Convention of 4 May 1971 on the Law Applicable to Traffic Accidents. The Convention will enter into force for Morocco on 25 June 2010. Earlier this year, on 9 March, Morocco acceded to the Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. This accession has already been...

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The NEW INCADAT was launched on 30 April 2010

A new version of the International Child Abduction Database - INCADAT - was launched on 30 April 2010. The new INCADAT website gives access to a completely revised and modernised database of case-law under the 1980 Hague Child Abduction Convention. The various improvements for the INCADAT users include: more user-friendly website navigation, enhanced functionality of the case law search as well as...

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African Governments urged to adopt Hague Conventions on Children

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...

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States strengthen co-operation on international child support

Press release  Representatives from over 50 States and the European Community have agreed on a number of practical measures and principles to promote and implement a new Convention on the recovery of international child support. The Special Commission of States, which concluded in The Hague today, heard that the European Community, as well as a number of States such as the...

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Third Malta Conference on Cross-Frontier Family Law Issues

Third Malta Judicial Conference on Cross-Frontier Family Law Issues, hosted by the Government of Malta in collaboration with the Hague Conference on Private International Law St. Julian’s (Malta), 24-26 March 2009 Purpose of the Conference The Conference continued the process of dialogue that began with the first (14-17 March 2004) and second (19-22 March 2006) Malta Conferences,...

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10th anniversary of International Network of Judges for International Child Protection

A small celebration to mark the 10th anniversary of the International Hague Network of Judges was held in Brussels on Friday 16 January 2009. The creation of an international network of judges for international child protection was first proposed at the 1998 De Ruwenberg Seminar for Judges on the international protection of children. The International Hague Network of Judges facilitates...

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Joint EC-HCCH Conference on Direct Judicial Communications on Family Law Matters and the Development of Judicial Networks

On 15-16 January 2009, judges and experts from more than 50 countries and representatives from leading international judges associations met in Brussels (Belgium), under the auspices of the European Commission and the Hague Conference, to discuss direct judicial communications on family law matters and the development of judicial networks. Read the Recommendations and Conclusions of...

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Publication of Guide on Transfrontier Contact Concerning Children

Transfrontier Contact Concerning Children The Permanent Bureau is pleased to announce the publication of General Principles and Guide to Good Practice on Transfrontier Contact Concerning Children. The purpose of this Guide is to draw attention to certain general considerations and special features which need to be borne in mind by States and their authorities when formulating policies in respect...

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