Update Hague Family Law Conventions

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 was recently ratified by various EU Member States, namely: Austria, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, Romania and Spain. The Hague Convention of 13 January 2000 on the International Protection of Adults was accepted by Finland on 19 November 2010, whereas Estonia acceded to this Convention on 13 December 2010. On 28 December 2010, Singapore acceded to the... read more


Morocco Judicial Seminar on Cross-Border Protection of Children and Families

Morocco Judicial Seminar on Cross-Border Protection of Children and Families hosted by the Supreme Court of the Kingdom of Morocco with the Hague Conference on Private International Law and TAIEX Rabat (Morocco), 13-15 December 2010   Purpose of the Seminar   Within the framework of the Malta Process, the Seminar discussed cross-border protection of children and families and, in particular, the Hague Convention of 19 October 1996 on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, Recognition, Enforcement and Co-operation in Respect of Parental... read more


Viet Nam - Study visit to the Permanent Bureau and signing of Intercountry Adoption Convention

Participants of the study visit at the Permanent Bureau On 8-10 December 2010, a delegation of Vietnamese officials from the Ministry of Justice, Office of State President, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the People's Supreme Court attended a three-day study visit organised by the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law ("HCCH") in conjunction with the Ministry of Justice Viet Nam. The main purpose of the study visit was to further acquaint the delegation to the organisation and work of the Hague Conference. The study visit also provided... read more


HCCH International Family Law Briefings, November 2010

Recently published: the quarterly update, provided by the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law, regarding the work of the Hague Conference in the field of international family law. Contents: Introduction Preparations for the Sixth Meeting of the Special Commission on the Practical Operation of the 1980 Hague Child Abduction Convention and the 1996 Hague Child Protection Convention Statistical Study on the 1980 Hague Child Abduction Convention commenced Meeting of International Judges in The Hague, 28 June 2010 The Hague Children's... read more


Landmark international seminar on Hague Choice of Court Convention | Seminario internacional sobre el Convenio de La Haya sobre Acuerdos de Elección de Foro

Government officials, judges, and other experts from various Latin American States acknowledge benefits of the Hague Choice of Court Convention and recognise potential for domestic application in harmony with corresponding regional instruments. A Joint Seminar on Choice of Court in International Litigation was held on 8 November 2010 in Brasilia, Brazil. The Seminar, which was organised by the Brazilian Ministry of Justice (as President pro tempore of MERCOSUR) and the Hague Conference on Private International Law, was attended by government officials, judges, and other experts... read more


Publication of the Guide to Good Practice under the Child Abduction Convention: Part IV - Enforcement

It is with great pleasure that the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law announces the publication of Part IV of the Guide to Good Practice under the Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction - Enforcement.  This Guide is based upon the principles of good practice presented to, and supported by, the Fifth Meeting of the Special Commission to review the operation of the Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction and the Hague Convention of 19 October 1996 on... read more


U.S. Senate approves Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and other Forms of Family Maintenance

On 29 September 2010, the United States Senate approved the Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and other Forms of Family Maintenance. This treaty will make it easier for Americans to recover child support payments from a non-custodial parent living abroad and promotes the establishment, recognition, and enforcement of child support obligations in cases where the custodial parent and child are in one country and the non-custodial parent is in another. The Convention, adopted on 23 November 2007, was signed by the United States on the same date. ... read more


HCCH International Family Law Briefings, September 2010

Recently published: the quarterly update, provided by the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law, regarding the work of the Hague Conference in the field of international family law. Contents: Introduction The Launch of the New INCADAT Website What is INCADAT? The New INCADAT The Hague Conference's Co-operation with, and Presence in, Latin America The Third Meeting of the Special Commission to Review the Practical Operation of the 1993 Hague Intercountry Adoption Convention (including the Conclusions & Recommendations) ... read more


70 Members for the Hague Conference

On Wednesday, 14 July 2010, the Republic of the Philippines deposited its instrument of acceptance of the Statute of the Hague Conference, and thus became the 70th Member of the Organisation. One Hague Convention is already in force for the Philippines: that of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in respect of Intercountry Adoption. ... read more


Ukraine signs 2007 Hague Child Support Convention

On Wednesday 7 July 2010, Ukraine signed the Hague Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance. The Child Support Convention has not yet entered into force. Ambassador Korzachenko of Ukraine signs the Convention at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands ... read more