Workshop of Legal Experts

On the initiative of the Finnish Government, the Permanent Bureau organised from 7-9 September 2000 a workshop of Legal Experts from the Russian Federation, Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Portugal and Sweden, with a view to facilitating the accession by the Russian Federation to several Hague Conventions on judicial co-operation. Further initiatives of this kind are already in...

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Common Law Judicial Conference on International Child Custody

From 17-21 September 2000, a Common Law Judicial Conference on International Child Custody took place in Washington, hosted by the U.S. Department of State. The following six countries participated: Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom and the United States. Judges representing these delegations proposed "Best Practices" to improve operation of the Hague Convention of 25 October...

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Congressional approval of Intercountry Adoption Convention

On 20 September 2000 the Senate of the United States of America(1) approved a resolution of advice and consent to U.S. ratification of the Hague Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption, and(2) passed the identical lengthy and detailed implementing legislation passed a few days earlier by the U.S. House of Representatives. President...

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Switzerland for ratification of Intercountry Adoption Convention

Published in Le Temps of Thursday 28 September 2000: "(...) Dans sa séance de mercredi, le Conseil national s'est aussi: prononcé à l'unanimité pour la ratification de la Convention de La Haye sur l'adoption internationale. Les enfants étrangers adoptés en Suisse devraient ainsi bientôt bénéficier d'une meilleure protection. Il a apporté quelques corrections à la loi qui permettra de mettre...

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Visit of the Hungarian Minister of Justice

The Hungarian Minister of Justice, Dr Ibolya Dávid, visited the Permanent Bureau on 17 October 2000. It was the first visit of a Hungarian Minister of Justice to the offices of the Secretariat of the Hague Conference.The Minister was accompanied by His Excellency Dr András Gergely, Ambassador of Hungary to the Netherlands. Among the topics discussed were the practical operation of the 1980 Hague...

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Mesa Redonda, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia

Mesa Redonda sobre "Evolución y Perspectivas de la Conferencia de La Haya de Derecho Internacional Privado", Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia. Moderador:D. Pedro-Pablo Miralles Sangro, Decano de la Facultad de Derecho; Profesor Titular de DIPr. UNEDIntervinientes:D. Julio D. González Campos, Magistrado del Tribunal Constitucional; Catedrático de DIPr....

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