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Table of contents

Special Focus

The Third Meeting of the Special Commission on the practical operation of the Hague Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption, 17-25 June 2010

Theme I | Report, by Jennifer DEGELING and Sandrine PÉPIT
Theme II | Conclusions and Recommendations
Theme III | List of Preliminary Documents

Case Comments and Perspectives

  • Abbott v. Abbott (2010), Supreme Court of the United States of America, Professor Barbara STARK
  • The United States Supreme Court Rules in Its First Case Interpreting The 1980 Convention, The Honourable Justice James GARBOLINO
  • Abbott v. Abbott (2010), Supreme Court of the United States of America, Professor Peter MCELEAVY

Judicial Communications

  • Reflections regarding the operation of instruments for the international return of children - Strengths and weaknesses and challenges, Judge Graciela TAGLE

International Child Protection Conferences and Seminars

  • International Symposium on Child Abduction (Berlin), Chairman's Statement (4 December 2009)
  • Cross-Frontier Child Protection in the Southern and Eastern African Region: The Role of the Hague Children's Conventions (22-25 February 2010)
  • Washington International Judicial Conference on Cross-Border Family Relocation (23-25 March 2010)
  • Nordic Baltic Seminar on International Child Abduction (10-11 June 2010)
  • London Conference on International Child Abduction, Forced Marriage and Relocation (30 June - 2 July 201)
  • Morocco Judicial Seminar on Cross-Border Protection of Children and Families (13-15 December 2010)
  • Training of Moroccan judges on the 1980 Hague Child Abduction Convention (15-17 December 2010)
  • Inter-American Experts Meeting on International Child Abduction (23-25 February 2011)

Hague Conference update

  • The International Protection of Children - Launch of the Incadat Funding Campaign
  • Upcoming Special Commission on the 1980 and 1996 Hague Conventions
  • Developments regarding the Guides to Good Practice under the 1980 Hague Child Abduction Convention
  • Latest developments in Latin America

Hague Children's Conventions Status

Members of the International Hague Network of Judges

Personal Note