Board of Directors of the National Child Support Enforcement Association adopts a resolution honouring former Deputy Secretary General Professor William Duncan

On 27 June 2011, the Board of Directors of the National Child Support Enforcement Association adopted a resolution honouring former Deputy Secretary General Professor William Duncan for his extraordinary effort, guidance and contribution in the advancement of international child maintenance efforts in general and the successful negotiation of the Hague Convention of 23 November 2007 on the...

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First Gulf Judicial Seminar on Cross-Frontier Legal Co-operation in Civil and Commercial Matters, Qatar, Doha – 20 to 22 June 2011

First Gulf Judicial Seminar on Cross-Frontier Legal Co-operation in Civil and Commercial Matters From 20 to 22 June 2011, approximately 80 participants from Member States of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) – Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Oman (Bahrain was excused) – including Ministry officials, academics, professionals, as well as members...

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Conclusions and Recommendations of the Sixth Meeting of the Special Commission

Special Commission Concludes with Recommendations to Improve the Operation of the Hague  Abduction and Child Protection Conventions The Sixth Meeting of the Special Commission to review the practical operation of the Hague Abduction and Child Protection Conventions concluded with recommendations for judges, other government officials and experts to consider when confronted with Convention...

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Approximately 260 experts meet in The Hague to review the practical operation of the Hague Abduction and Child Protection Conventions

The Hague Conference on Private International Law will convene the Sixth Meeting of the Special Commission to review the practical operation of the Hague Abduction and Child Protection Conventions from 1-10 June 2011. Both Conventions are important, widely ratified multilateral instruments which protect the safety and welfare of children all over the world.    The 1980 Hague...

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The Secretary General addresses the Council of Europe's Committee of Legal Advisers on Public International Law

At the 41st meeting of the Committee of Legal Advisers on Public International Law of the Council of Europe, held in Strasbourg on 17-18 March 2011, the Secretary General of the Hague Conference made a statement on the interaction between recent case-law of the European Court of Human Rights and the Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. For...

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