Judges' Seminar on the International Protection of Children

On the initiative of the French and German Ministers of Justice, a Judges' Seminar on International Protection of Children was held at the Conference Centre De Ruwenberg, near 's-Hertogenbosch, from 3-6 June 2000, with the support of the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on private international law.Twelve judges from France, twelve from Germany, seven from Italy and six from the...

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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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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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INCADAT demonstration

On 9 May 2000, the International Child Abduction Database (INCADAT) was officially launched. During this event, a slide show was presented about the Hague Conference and the 1980 Hague Child Abduction Convention, including a short demonstration of INCADAT. ...

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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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