Special Commission of 2021

(tentatively scheduled for the week of 14-18 June 2021)

Currently, the Permanent Bureau is seeking responses from HCCH Members and Central Authorities to:

Preliminary Documents:

  • Prel. Doc. No 1 of July 2019 - Questionnaire on possible topics for the Fifth Meeting of the Special Commission on the practical operation of the Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (the deadline to respond to this Questionnaire has now passed)
  • Prel. Doc. No 2 of December 2019 - Analysis of the responses to the 2019 Questionnaire on possible topics and format for the Fifth Meeting of the Special Commission to review the practical operation of the 1993 Adoption Convention
  • Prel. Doc. No 3 of February 2020 - Questionnaire on the practical operation of the 1993 Adoption Convention
  • Prel. Doc. No 4 of December 2020 - Draft Recommended Model Forms for use under the 1993 Adoption Convention – provisional version, pending the completion of the French version
  • Prel. Doc. No 5 of December 2020​ - Questionnaire on the impact of COVID-19 on intercountry adoptions under the 1993 Adoption Convention

Information Documents:

  • Info. Doc. No 1 of December 2019 - Conclusions and Recommendations from previous meetings of the Special Commission (2000, 2005, 2010 and 2015) to examine the practical operation of the 1993 Adoption Convention

Previous Special Commission meetings: