“Third Regional Workshop on Justice for Children in East Asia and the Pacific”

From 4 to 7 September 2018, the “Third Regional Workshop on Justice for Children in East Asia and the Pacific” was held in Bangkok, Thailand. This Workshop was co-organised by the UNICEF Regional Office for East Asia and Pacific (EAPRO) and the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH), with the support of Child Redress. Over 50 professionals, including government officials,...

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1993 Hague Convention: Note on Habitual Residence and translation of Guide to Good Practice No 1 into Vietnamese

Note on Habitual Residence and the Scope of the 1993 Hague Convention  The Permanent Bureau is pleased to announce the publication of the  "Note on Habitual Residence and Scope of the 1993 Hague Convention" in English, French and Spanish.   The Spanish version of the Note has been financed by Government of Norway, and in particular the Central...

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Volume XXII of the Judges’ Newsletter (Summer-Fall 2018)

The Permanent Bureau is pleased to announce the publication of Volume XXII of the Judges’ Newsletter (Summer-Fall 2018) with a Special Focus on “The Child’s Voice – 15 years later” in co-operation with Professor Marilyn Freeman (University of Westminster, London, England) and Associate Professor Nicola Taylor (University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand).  This...

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HCCH-UNICEF South Asia Workshop on Role of The Hague Conventions in Cross-Border Child Protection in the Region

From 29 to 31 May 2018, 31 governmental experts from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka, UNICEF representatives from these countries as well as from the Regional Office for South Asia (ROSA), representatives from the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH), the International Social Services (ISS) and three independent consultants met...

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Brochure celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the 1993 Hague Intercountry Adoption Convention

Today, 29 May 2018, marks the 25th Anniversary of the Hague Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (1993 Hague Convention). To celebrate this momentous occasion, the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law has published the Brochure “25 Years of Protecting Children in Intercountry Adoption”....

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XXIst Volume of the Judges’ Newsletter (Winter-Spring 2018)

The Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law is pleased to announce the publication of the XXIst Volume of the Judges’ Newsletter (Winter-Spring 2018) with a special focus on ”The Seventh Meeting of the Special Commission on the practical operation of the 1980 Hague Child Abduction Convention and the 1996 Hague Child Protection Convention – 10-17...

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Ghana, Montenegro and the United States of America: Hague Conventions enter into force

On 1 January2017, the 2007 Hague Child Support Convention entered into force for the United States of America and Montenegro and the 1993 Intercountry Adoption Convention entered into force for Ghana. 2007 Hague Child Support Convention – Montenegro and the United States of America The Hague Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of...

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Hague Conventions enter into force for Kyrgyzstan and Serbia

Today, 1 November 2016, the 1993 Intercountry Adoption Convention entered into force for Kyrgyzstan, and the 1996 Child Protection Convention entered into force for Serbia.1993 Intercountry Adoption Convention - Kyrgyzstan The Hague Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (1993 Intercountry Adoption Convention) entered into force...

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Meeting of the Working Group on illicit practices in adoption

From 13 to 15 October 2016, the Working Group on preventing and addressing illicit practices in intercountry adoption met at the offices of the Permanent Bureau in The Hague. The meeting was attended by 36 experts and members of the Permanent Bureau. The experts represented 20 States, both from States of origin and receiving States, as well as three observing international organisations. The...

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