34 Contracting States for the 1996 Hague Protection of Children Convention

On Tuesday 7 February 2012, Greece deposited its 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 and thus became the 34th Contracting State. The instrument of ratification was accompanied by a declaration and the...

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Hague Intercountry Adoption Convention soon to be in force for 81 States

After the signature and ratification by Greece on 2 September 2009, two more countries have joined the Hague Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption: Cape Verde (4 September 2009) and the Republic of Togo (12 October 2009). The Convention will enter into force for Cape Verde on 1 January 2010, for Togo on 1 February 2010. ...

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Greece signs and ratifies the 1993 Hague Intercountry Adoption Convention

On Wednesday 2 September 2009, the Hague Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption was signed and ratified by H.E. Mr Konstantinos Ioannis Rallis, Ambassador of Greece. Also attended the signing ceremony at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at The Hague, as representatives of the Hague Conference, Mr Hans van Loon, Secretary General,...

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115th Anniversary HCCH - Hague Protection of Adults Convention soon to enter into force

On Thursday 18 September 2008, the 115th anniversary of the Hague Conference on Private International Law was celebrated in the Academy Building, on the grounds of the Peace Palace, in The Hague. During the celebration, the Hague Convention of 13 January 2000 on the International Protection of Adults received its third ratification. Consequently, the Convention has entered into force on...

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