HCCH|Approach: Publication now available

The Permanent Bureau is pleased to announce the launch of the post-event publication of HCCH|Approach, now available for download!  HCCH|Approach, “Advancing and Promoting the Protection of All Children”, celebrated the 25th anniversary of the HCCH 1996 Child Protection Convention. Drawing from the diverse perspectives and expertise of family law practitioners...

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Information Note - Children deprived of their family environment due to the armed conflict in Ukraine

The Permanent Bureau of the HCCH, noting the situation currently unfolding in Ukraine, has published today an Information Note on the subject of Children deprived of their family environment due to the armed conflict in Ukraine: Cross-border protection and intercountry adoption. In an international armed conflict, many children become separated from their families, losing the critical protection...

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HCCH|Approach Global Event – Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the 1996 Child Protection Convention

On 19 October 2021, the Permanent Bureau had the pleasure of hosting the HCCH|Approach Global Event. Held online in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the HCCH 1996 Child Protection Convention, the event featured a series of lectures by global experts, culminating in a live panel discussion by a distinguished group of representatives from government, practice and academia. A wide range of...

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Child Protection Convention enters into force for Costa Rica

On 1 August 2021, the HCCH 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 (Child Protection Convention) entered into force for the Republic of Costa Rica following the deposit of its instrument of accession on 29 October 2020. The Child Protection...

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HCCH|Approach Initiative – Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the 1996 Child Protection Convention

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the HCCH 1996 Child Protection Convention, the HCCH is pleased to announce the launch of the Advancing and Promoting the Protection of All Children (Approach) Initiative. The HCCH|Approach Initiative will consist of a series of activities and events culminating in the HCCH|Approach Event, to be held online on Tuesday 19 October 2021. Information on registration...

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Costa Rica accedes to the Child Protection Convention

On 29 October 2020, the Republic of Costa Rica deposited its instrument of accession to the HCCH 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 (Child Protection Convention). With the accession of Costa Rica, the Child Protection Convention now has 53...

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Child Protection Convention enters into force for Barbados

On 1 May 2020, the 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 Barbados, following the deposit of its instrument of accession on 11 July 2019. The 1996 Child Protection Convention currently has 52 Contracting Parties. While Barbados...

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New Volume of The Judges’ Newsletter (Summer-Fall 2019)

The Permanent Bureau is pleased to announce the publication of Volume XXIV of The Judges’ Newsletter (Summer-Fall 2019) with a Special Focus on “Urgent Measures of Protection” as provided for under Article 11 of the Convention of 19 October 1996 on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, Recognition, Enforcement and Co-operation in Respect of Parental...

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North Macedonia signs 3 HCCH Conventions and 1 Protocol

On 9 December 2019, the Republic of North Macedonia signed the 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 (Child Protection Convention), the Convention of 30 June 2005 on Choice of Court Agreements (Choice of Court Convention), the Convention of 23...

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