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

Valletta, Malta: From 2 to 5 May 2016, more than 130 senior government officials, judges and other experts from 34 countries, including Algeria, Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritania, Morocco, the Netherlands, Norway, Pakistan, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Spain,...

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Norway signs and deposits its instrument of ratification to the 1996 Hague Convention on the Protection of Children

On Wednesday 30 March 2016, Norway signed and deposited its instrument 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 and thus became the 44th Contracting State to this Convention. The Convention will enter into force for Norway on...

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Serbia joins the 1996 Hague Protection of Children Convention

On Friday 15 January 2016, Serbia 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 and thus became the 43rd Contracting State to the Convention. The Convention will enter into force for Serbia on 1 November...

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Montenegro joins the Hague Child Support Convention

On 24 December 2015, the Permanent Bureau received notification that on 2 December 2015, Montenegro deposited its instrument of accession to the Hague Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance. The Convention will enter into force for Montenegro on 1 January 2017. With this accession, the Hague Child Support Convention...

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Conference "Cross-border child protection: Legal and social perspectives - Towards a better protection of children worldwide - The 1996 Hague Child Protection Convention in practice"

From 21 to 23 October 2015, more than 190 experts in the field of child protection and family law from around the world attended the above-mentioned conference on the 1996 Hague Child Protection Convention which took place in the Centre Œcuménique, in Geneva, Switzerland. The conference was organised by the General Secretariat of the International Social Service in co-operation with...

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Italy ratifies the 1996 Hague Protection of Children Convention

On 30 September 2015, Italy 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. The Convention will enter into force for Italy on 1 January 2016. The 1996 Convention will then be in force in all Member States...

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Towards the Well-Being of the Child Through the Hague Child Abduction and Protection of Children Conventions: An Asia Pacific Symposium, Macao, China

The conference "Towards the Well-Being of the Child Through the Hague Child Abduction and Protection of Children Conventions: An Asia Pacific Symposium, Macao, China" will take place on Thursday 25 and Friday 26 June 2015 at the Macao Science Centre, Macao SAR, China. The event is jointly sponsored by the Law Reform and International Law Bureau of the Macao SAR, the Department of Justice of the...

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International conference on 'Cross Border Co-operation in Civil and Commercial Matters through Hague Conventions', Rabat

From 10 to 11 November 2014, an international conference, "Cross Border Co-operation in Civil and Commercial Matters through Hague Conventions" was held in Rabat, Morocco, to discuss the relevance and possible implementation of selected Hague Conventions in the field of international child protection (1980 Child Abduction, 1996 Child Protection, and 2007 Child Support Conventions), international...

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