Fifth meeting of the Experts’ Group on Jurisdiction

From 1 to 5 February 2021, the Experts’ Group on Jurisdiction met for the fifth time. The meeting was held via videoconference and was attended by 48 experts representing 20 States, one Regional Economic Integration Organisation, two Observers, and members of the Permanent Bureau. The Group was mandated by the Council on General Affairs and Policy (CGAP) to discuss matters relating to...

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Fourth meeting of the Experts’ Group on Jurisdiction

From 16 to 19 November 2020, the Experts’ Group on Jurisdiction met for the fourth time. The meeting was held via videoconference and was attended by 41 experts representing 17 States, one Regional Economic Integration Organisation, two Observers, and members of the Permanent Bureau. The Group was mandated by the Council on General Affairs and Policy (CGAP) to discuss matters relating...

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Seventh meeting of the Experts’ Group on Parentage / Surrogacy

From 12 to 16 October 2020, the Experts’ Group on Parentage / Surrogacy met for the seventh time. The meeting was held via videoconference and was attended by 36 Experts, representing 22 States, 3 Observers, and members of the Permanent Bureau. The Group, whose work continuation was endorsed by the Council on General Affairs and Policy (CGAP) in 2020, is focusing on developing possible...

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Meeting of the Experts’ Group on International Transfer of Maintenance Funds

From 16 to 18 September 2019, the Experts’ Group on International Transfer of Maintenance Funds met at the Permanent Bureau (PB) of the HCCH in The Hague. The meeting was attended by 19 experts as well as members of the PB. The experts represented 11 States, the European Union, the National Child Support Enforcement Association (USA) and the financial sector. Participants discussed good...

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Fourth meeting of the Experts’ Group on Parentage / Surrogacy

From 25 to 28 September 2018, the Experts’ Group on Parentage / Surrogacy met for the fourth time in The Hague. The meeting was attended by 21 experts from different States, one observer and members of the Permanent Bureau.  The Group’s mandate is “to explore the feasibility of advancing work (…) on the private international law issues surrounding the status of...

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Meeting of the Experts’ Group on Recognition and Enforcement of Agreements in Family Matters

On 28 and 29 June 2018, the Experts’ Group on cross-border recognition and enforcement of agreements in family disputes involving children held its fourth meeting at the Permanent Bureau. The meeting was attended by 16 experts and members of the Permanent Bureau under the chairmanship of Professor Paul Beaumont from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland (UK). The Experts’ Group...

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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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