States strengthen co-operation on international child support

Press release  Representatives from over 50 States and the European Community have agreed on a number of practical measures and principles to promote and implement a new Convention on the recovery of international child support. The Special Commission of States, which concluded in The Hague today, heard that the European Community, as well as a number of States such as the...

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Croatia ratifies 1996 Child Protection Convention

On Friday, 4 September 2009, the Republic of Croatia deposited the instrument of ratification of 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. The Convention will enter into force for Croatia on 1 January 2010. On...

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Switzerland ratifies 1996 and 2000 Hague Conventions

On Friday, 27 March 2009, Switzerland deposited the instruments of ratification of 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 and the Hague Convention of 13 January 2000 on the International Protection of Adults. Both Conventions will enter...

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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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Croatia signs 1996 Convention

On Thursday, 30 October 2008, the Republic of Croatia signed 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. This Convention is currently in force for fifteen States and has been signed by twenty more....

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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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The European Community becomes Member of the HCCH

Text of the press release: 1. On 3 April 2007 the European Community (EC) became a Member of the Hague Conference on Private International Law, by depositing its instrument of acceptance of the Statute of the Hague Conference. The Hague Conference is the World Organisation for Cross-border Co-operation in Civil and Commercial Matters. 2. The deposit, preceded by a favourable decision...

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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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10 Contracting States for the 1996 Protection of Children Convention

On 11 October 2004, the Republic of Slovenia deposited its instrument of ratification to 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. With this ratification, Slovenia became the tenth Contracting State to this Convention. The Convention will enter...

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