International Adoption Round Table in Kyiv

International Round Table "Intercountry Adoption in Ukraine: International Law Implementation Issues" On 6 and 7 November 2008, an international Round Table was co-organised in Kyiv by the Ministry of Ukraine for Family, Youth and Sports (State Department for Adoption and Protection of Children Rights) and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (Project...

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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...

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US signs 2005 Choice of Court Convention

On Monday 19 January 2009, the Hague Convention of 30 June 2005 on Choice of Court Agreements received its first signature. Mr John B. Bellinger III, Legal Adviser to the US Secretary of State, signed the instrument of signature on behalf of the United States of America. Ms Karen K Johnson, Deputy Legal Counselor of the US Embassy at The Hague, as well as HCCH Secretary General Hans van Loon and...

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