Visit of the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Justice of Romania, to the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on private international law

On Wednesday morning, 17 November 1999, the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Justice of Romania H.E. Mr Valeriu Stoica, paid a visit to the Permanent Bureau of the Conference. Furthermore were present, among others, H.E. Mr Mihnea Motoc, Ambassador of Romania to the Netherlands, and Mrs Cristina Luzescu, Director for International Relations from the Romanian Ministry of Justice, whereas the...

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Accession

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 Civil or Commercial Matters. In the absence of any objection from a State Party, notified to the depositary within a period of six months after the...

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Signature

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....

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Accession Iceland to 1993 Convention

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 Iceland on 1 May 2000....

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Ratification

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....

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

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 provides support for the Hague Convention. The Court considered that the positive obligations which Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights...

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Ratification by the Czech Republic

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 Republic. After the deposit of the next (third) instrument of ratification, the Convention will enter into force (cf. Article 61)....

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

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. Korthals. This event will take place in the Academy Building of the Peace Palace in The Hague, on Tuesday, 9 May 2000, following the afternoon session of...

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Ratification by Turkey

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....

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