Ghana accedes to the 1993 Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption

On 21 September 2016, the Permanent Bureau was informed that on 16 September 2016, Ghana had deposited its instrument of accession to the Hague Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption and thus became the 98th Contracting State to this Convention. The Convention will enter into force for Ghana on 1 January 2017. It is the first Hague...

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Kyrgyzstan accedes to the 1993 Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption

On 12 August 2016, the Permanent Bureau was informed that on 25 July 2016, Kyrgyzstan deposited its instrument of accession to the Hague Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption and thus became the 97th Contracting State to this Convention. The Convention will enter into force for Kyrgyzstan on 1 November 2016. Kyrgyzstan is also a...

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Hague Conference and Mauritius sign an agreement to modernise intercountry adoption regime in line with the 1993 Hague Convention

On Friday 20 May 2016, the government of Mauritius and the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law signed an agreement to assist Mauritius with modernising its intercountry adoption regime in line with the Hague Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption. Under the Agreement, an Expert will assist the...

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German version of the Guide to Good Practice No 2 “Accreditation and Adoption Accredited Bodies: General Principles and Guide to Good Practice”

Thanks to the Federal Office of Justice of Germany, which acts as the Central Authority for the Hague Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption, the Guide to Good Practice No 2 “Accreditation and Adoption Accredited Bodies: General Principles and Guide to Good Practice”, is now also available in German. This Guide is also...

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Costa Rica, the Philippines and Viet Nam join various Hague Conventions

Today, Wednesday 16 March 2016, during the Council on General Affairs and Policy of the Hague Conference, Costa Rica deposited the instruments of accession to the Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters (Service Convention), for which it will become the 70th Contracting State, as well as the Convention of 25...

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Namibia joins the 1993 Intercountry Adoption Convention

Today, 10 December 2015, the Permanent Bureau received notification that on 21 September 2015, Namibia deposited its instrument of accession to the Hague Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption. The Convention will enter into force for Namibia on 1 January 2016. With Namibia's accession, the Hague Adoption Convention counts 96...

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Special Commission reviewed practical operation of the 1993 Hague Intercountry Adoption Convention

From 8 to 12 June 2015, a Special Commission meeting was held in The Hague to review the practical operation of the Hague Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in respect of Intercountry Adoption (the "1993 Hague Convention"). More than 255 experts, representing 74 countries and 18 international organisations, participated in the meeting. On the first day, a...

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HCCH International Family Law Briefings, September 2014

Recently published: quarterly updates, provided by the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law, regarding the work of the Hague Conference in the field of international family law. Contents September 2014: Introduction Facilitating the effective implementation and operation of the Hague Children’s Conventions and furthering other co-operation...

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HCCH International Family Law Briefings, June 2014

Recently published: quarterly updates, provided by the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law, regarding the work of the Hague Conference in the field of international family law. Contents June 2014: Introduction Facilitating the effective implementation and operation of existing Hague Conventions Completion of an EU partnership project...

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