Third Malta Conference on Cross-Frontier Family Law Issues

Third Malta Judicial Conference on Cross-Frontier Family Law Issues, hosted by the Government of Malta in collaboration with the Hague Conference on Private International Law St. Julian’s (Malta), 24-26 March 2009 Purpose of the Conference The Conference continued the process of dialogue that began with the first (14-17 March 2004) and second (19-22 March 2006) Malta Conferences,...

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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 of...

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Publication of Guide on Transfrontier Contact Concerning Children

Transfrontier Contact Concerning Children The Permanent Bureau is pleased to announce the publication of General Principles and Guide to Good Practice on Transfrontier Contact Concerning Children. The purpose of this Guide is to draw attention to certain general considerations and special features which need to be borne in mind by States and their authorities when formulating policies in respect...

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Second IIN-HCCH Meeting of Governmental Experts on International Child Abduction by one of their Parents

The Second Meeting of Governmental Experts on International Child Abduction by one of their Parents took place in Buenos Aires from 19 to 21 September 2007. Participants were mainly Judges and Central Authority officers from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, the United States of...

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Launch of INCASTAT

On 28 September 2007, an electronic statistical database, INCASTAT, was launched, which generates the Annual Statistical Forms concerning return and access applications relating to the Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction; it also produces statistical charts. INCASTAT is available only to the Central Authorities designated...

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80 Contracting States for Child Abduction Convention

On 1 March 2007, Armenia became the 80th Contracting State to the 1980 Hague Child Abduction Convention. This Convention entered into force for Armenia on 1 June 2007. On the same day (1 March 2007), Armenia also acceded to three more Hague Conventions: the Convention of 5 October 1961 on the Conflicts of Laws relating to the Form of Testamentary Dispositions (entry into...

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Inter-American Expert Meeting on International Child Abduction

The Hague, 10 November 2006Experts from the Inter-American Children’s Institute (IIN) and the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH) co-ordinated the Inter-American expert meeting on international child abduction, which was attended by national experts from the following States: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Peru, United States of America and...

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Second Malta Judicial Conference on Cross-Frontier Family Law Issues

From 19 until 22 March 2006, the Second Malta Judicial Conference on Cross-Frontier Family Law Issues was held, hosted by the Government of Malta in collaboration with the Hague Conference on Private International Law (click here for the first Malta Conference, held in March 2004). Judges and experts from Algeria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Egypt, France, Germany, Indonesia,...

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Latin American Judges’ Seminar: The Hague Children’s Conventions and Cross-Border Protection of Children within Latin America

On 28 November - 3 December, 2005, 18 Judges, from Argentina, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, United States of America, Uruguay, and Venezuela met in The Hague, The Netherlands, to discuss how to improve, among the countries represented, the operation of the three modern Hague Children’s Conventions...

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