China joins the Hague Intercountry Adoption Convention
Over 200 experts from 66 nations meet at The Hague to discuss the protection of children in intercountry adoption

Today, on the eve of a one week review meeting to discuss the practical operation of the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in respect of Inter-country Adoption, the People’s Republic of China deposited its instrument of ratification of the Hague Convention with the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs. China is the 67th State to join this global Convention. This Hague...

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Three ratifications for the 1993 Intercountry Adoption Convention

On 19 March 2004, Portugal deposited its instrument of ratification of the Hague Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in respect of Intercountry Adoption. On 29 April 2004 and 12 May 2004, respectively, Thailand and Madagascar both signed and ratified this same Convention. The dates of entry into force for these countries are as follows: for Portugal: 1 July 2004,...

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India ratifies Intercountry Adoption Convention

On 6 June 2003, India deposited its instrument of ratification to the Hague Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption, thus bringing the total number of Contracting States to 53. The Convention will enter into force for India on 1 October 2003. Photo: On the right: Mrs Jayati Chandra, Joint Secretary to the Government of India,...

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

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 the grounds of the Peace Palace at The Hague.There will be simultaneous interpretation in French, English and, exceptionally, in Spanish....

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