Fourth Malta Conference on Cross-Frontier Child Protection and Family Law
(“Malta IV”)

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Conclusions and Recommendations
(Arabic version, Portuguese version

The Hague Children's Conventions:

Agenda: Malta IV Conference on Cross-Frontier Child Protection and Family Law

Welcoming words

  • Dr. Michael Farrugia, Minister for the Family and Social Solidarity of Malta
  • Dr. Owen Bonnici, Minister of Justice, Culture and Local Government of Malta
  • Justice Robert Mangion, Hague Network Judge, Malta
  • Mr Christophe Bernasconi, Secretary General of the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH)

Presentations of Conference Speakers

The 1980 Child Abduction Convention

The 1996 Child Protection Convention

The 2007 Child Support Convention

The International Hague Network of Judges (IHNJ)

Family Mediation, Islamic Legal Traditions and Private International Law

Achievements of the Working Party on Mediation of the Malta Process

  • Mr William Crosbie, Canada, and Justice Tassaduq Jillani, Hague Network Judge, Co-chair, Working Party on Mediation, Pakistan - “A report by the co-Chairs of the Working Party on Mediation of the Malta Process”

Implementation of the 1980 Hague Convention

The Path to Practical Implementation of the Hague Children’s Conventions

  • Ms Amel Nefoussi KOUBAA, Chargée de la Sous Direction des Droits de l'Enfant et du Suivie de la Situation des Enfants à la Direction Générale de l'enfance au Ministère de la Femme de la Famille de l'enfance, Tunis & M. Ahmed EL-HAFI, Procureur Général, Ministère de la Justice, Tunis – “Presentation by Tunisia on the path to implementing Hague Children’s Conventions rdquo;
  • Justice Foo Tuat Yien, Hague Network Judge, Singapore – “Presentation by Singapore on the implementation of the 1980 Child Abduction Convention
  • Her Excellency Ambassador Susan JACOBS, Special Advisor for Children's Issues, U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Washington, DC – “Presentation by the United States of America on technical assistance for the implementation of Hague Children’s Conventions” 

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