Seventh Meeting of the Special Commission on the practical operation of the 1980 and 1996 Conventions completes its work

From 10 to 17 October 2017, 292 participants took part in the Seventh Meeting of the Special Commission on the Practical Operation of the 1980 Hague Child Abduction Convention and the 1996 Hague Child Protection Convention, representing 62 Member States and one REIO, six non-Member Contracting States, four invited non-Member non-Contracting States and observers from 14 IGO / NGOs. These included...

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Honduras accedes to the 1996 Child Protection and 2007 Child Support Conventions

On Monday 16 October 2017, Honduras deposited the instruments of accession to 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 to the Hague Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Form of Family...

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Meeting of the Experts’ Group on Recognition and Enforcement of Agreements in Family Matters

From 14 to 16 June 2017, the Experts’ Group on cross-border recognition and enforcement of agreements in family disputes involving children met at the offices of the Permanent Bureau in the Hague. The meeting was attended by 28 experts and members of the Permanent Bureau under the chairmanship of Pr. Paul Beaumont from the University of Aberdeen. The mandate of the Experts’ Group is...

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Cuba Joins the 1996 Hague Child Protection Convention

On Monday 20 February 2017, the Republic of Cuba deposited its instrument of accession to 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. With the accession of Cuba, the Convention now has 48 States which have signed, ratified or acceded to the...

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Turkey: Hague Conventions enter into force

Today, 1 February 2017, the 1996 Child Protection Convention and the 2007 Hague Child Support Convention entered into force for Turkey. 1996 Child Protection Convention 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 entered into force for Turkey on...

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Latvia signs the 2000 Hague Protection of Adults Convention

On Thursday 15 December 2016, Latvia signed the Hague Convention of 13 January 2000 on International Protection of Adults. The Convention is anticipated to be ratified by Latvia in 2017. Latvia is currently a Contracting State to 12 Conventions and one Protocol of the Hague Conference on Private International Law. At the ceremony, which took place at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the...

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Hague Conventions enter into force for Kyrgyzstan and Serbia

Today, 1 November 2016, the 1993 Intercountry Adoption Convention entered into force for Kyrgyzstan, and the 1996 Child Protection Convention entered into force for Serbia.1993 Intercountry Adoption Convention - Kyrgyzstan The Hague Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (1993 Intercountry Adoption Convention) entered into force...

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Turkey signs and ratifies the 1996 and 2007 Hague Conventions

On 7 October 2016, Turkey signed and deposited its instruments of ratification to 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 (1996 Child Protection Convention) and to the Hague Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child...

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Just published: Russian translation of the Practical Handbook on the Operation of the 1996 Child Protection Convention

The Permanent Bureau is pleased to announce the recent publication of the Russian translation of the Practical Handbook on the Operation 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. The Permanent Bureau is very grateful to the Scientific and...

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