HCCH Asia Pacific Week 2017 held in Seoul, Republic of Korea

The HCCH Asia Pacific Week 2017 (Symposium) was successfully held in Seoul, Republic of Korea, from 3 to 6 July 2017. The Symposium, which was co-hosted by the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH) and the Korean Ministry of Justice, the Korean Judicial Research and Training Institute, the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Korean Private International Law Association, the...

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International meeting addressing Issues of Domestic / Family Violence and the 1980 Child Abduction Convention

On 12 June 2017, 57 experts attended a meeting in London, at the invitation of conference organisers, Professor Marilyn Freeman of the University of Westminster and the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH), on the topic of Domestic / Family Violence and the Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (1980 Convention)....

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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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2nd Inter-American Meeting of Central Authorities and International Hague Network Judges on International Child Abduction

From 29 until 31 March 2017, 62 Hague Network Judges and Central Authority officials, representing 27 jurisdictions met in Panama City to discuss how to improve the operation of the Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (the 1980 Child Abduction Convention). The following jurisdictions were represented at the meeting: Anguilla, Argentina,...

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Conclusion of the second meeting of the Special Commission on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments

From 16 to 24 February 2017, the Special Commission on the Judgments Project was reconvened in The Hague. The Special Commission was attended by 189 participants from 56 States and one Regional Economic Integration Organisation (“REIO”), representing Members of the Hague Conference on Private International Law. Also in attendance as Observers were six interested non-Member States, and...

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Launch of iSupport - First Meeting of the iSupport Governing Body

On the occasion of its first meeting held on 18 and 19 January 2017 at the premises of the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law, the iSupport Governing Body officially launched iSupport. iSupport is an electronic case management and secure communication system. It allows an efficient, modern and timely recovery of child support and family maintenance in...

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