First Meeting of the Working Group on Matters Related to Jurisdiction in Transnational Civil or Commercial Litigation

From 11 to 15 October 2021, the Working Group on Matters Related to Jurisdiction in Transnational Civil or Commercial Litigation met for the first time. The meeting, held via videoconference, was attended by over 60 participants representing 28 HCCH Members and two Observers, as well as members of the Permanent Bureau of the HCCH. The Group, under the chairmanship of Professor Keisuke Takeshita...

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Meeting of the Working Group on Preventing and Addressing Illicit Practices in Intercountry Adoption

From 28 to 30 September 2021, the Working Group on Preventing and Addressing Illicit Practices in Intercountry Adoption met via videoconference. The meeting was attended by 57 participants representing 25 States, four Observers, and members of the Permanent Bureau of the HCCH. The Group has been working on developing a Toolkit aimed at preventing and addressing illicit practices in intercountry...

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Meeting of the Administrative Cooperation Working Group

The Administrative Cooperation Working Group (ACWG) on the Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance (2007 Child Support Convention) met on 10 and 11 May 2021 via videoconference. The meeting was attended by over 60 participants representing 20 Members, two Observers and members of the Permanent Bureau. As recommended by...

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Conclusions of the meeting of the Applicable Law Working Group

From 22 to 27 January 2021, the Applicable Law Working Group (ALWG) on the Protocol of 23 November 2007 on the Law Applicable to Maintenance Obligations (Maintenance Obligations Protocol) met via videoconference. The meeting was attended by 34 participants representing 16 Members, and by members of the Permanent Bureau. Pursuant to the 2020 mandate of the Council on General Affairs and Policy,...

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Meeting of the Administrative Cooperation Working Group on the Child Support Convention

From 14 to 17 December 2020, the Administrative Cooperation Working Group (ACWG) on the Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance (2007 Child Support Convention) met via videoconference. The meeting was attended by 60 participants representing 20 Members, one Observer, and members of the Permanent Bureau. As recommended by...

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Meeting of the Working Group on Preventing and Addressing Illicit Practices in Intercountry Adoption

From 8 to 10 July 2020, the Working Group on Preventing and Addressing Illicit Practices in Intercountry Adoption met via videoconference. The meeting was attended by 58 participants, representing 24 States, including both States of origin and receiving States, and four international organisations, as well as members of the Permanent Bureau of the HCCH.  The mandate of the Group is to...

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Meeting of the Working Group on Preventing and Addressing Illicit Practices in Intercountry Adoption

From 21 to 23 May 2019, the Working Group on Preventing and Addressing Illicit Practices in Intercountry Adoption met at the offices of the Permanent Bureau (PB) of the HCCH in The Hague. The meeting was attended by 31 experts and members of the PB. The experts represented 18 States, both from States of origin and receiving States, as well as three international organisations.  The mandate...

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6th Meeting of the Working Group on the draft Guide to Good Practice on Article 13(1)(b)

From 18 to 21 September 2018, the Working Group on the draft Guide to Good Practice on Article 13(1)(b) met at the offices of the Permanent Bureau in the Hague. The meeting was attended by 30 experts and members of the Permanent Bureau under the Chairmanship of the Honourable Mrs Diana Bryant, AO, QC, former Chief Justice of the Family Court of Australia. The experts represented 16 States from...

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Working Group on the Authentication of Documents Generated by Supranational and Intergovernmental Organisations

On 1 December 2017, the Working Group on the Authentication of Documents Generated by Supranational and Intergovernmental Organisations met in The Hague. The Working Group was attended by 36 experts, representing 22 States, one supranational organisation and one intergovernmental organisation, as well as members of the Permanent Bureau. The report of the Working Group is now available...

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Meeting of the Working Group on illicit practices in adoption

From 13 to 15 October 2016, the Working Group on preventing and addressing illicit practices in intercountry adoption met at the offices of the Permanent Bureau in The Hague. The meeting was attended by 36 experts and members of the Permanent Bureau. The experts represented 20 States, both from States of origin and receiving States, as well as three observing international organisations. The...

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