Mexico Inter-American Meeting

Mexico Inter-American Meeting of International Hague Network Judges and Central Authorities on International Child Abduction (Mexico, 23-25 February 2011) Purpose of the Meeting The meeting was organized to discuss how to improve, among the countries represented, the operation of the Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (the 1980 Hague Child...

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Cross-frontier surrogacy issues added to Hague Conference work programme

PRESS RELEASE Cross-Frontier Surrogacy Issues Added to Hague Conference Work Programme On Thursday, 7 April 2011, the Hague Conference on Private International Law's Council on General Affairs and Policy invited its Permanent Bureau to intensify its work on the broad range of issues arising from international surrogacy arrangements. International surrogacy cases often involve...

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Finnish-Russian Expert Conference on International Child and Family Law

On Wednesday 23 March 2011, a Finnish-Russian Expert Conference was held in Helsinki to discuss questions related to international child and family law. The Permanent Bureau was invited to participate in this meeting and was represented by Deputy Secretary General William Duncan. In the discussions, emphasis was laid on the central principles of the United Nations Convention...

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Publication of the Spanish version of the Guide to Good Practice under the Child Abduction Convention: Part IV - Enforcement

It is with great pleasure that the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law announces the publication of the Spanish version of Part IV of the Guide to Good Practice under the Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction - Enforcement.  This Guide is based upon the principles of good practice presented to, and...

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Morocco Judicial Seminar on Cross-Border Protection of Children and Families

Morocco Judicial Seminar on Cross-Border Protection of Children and Familieshosted by the Supreme Court of the Kingdom of Moroccowith the Hague Conference on Private International Law and TAIEXRabat (Morocco), 13-15 December 2010 Purpose of the Seminar Within the framework of the Malta Process, the Seminar discussed cross-border protection of children and families and, in particular, the...

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Publication of the Guide to Good Practice under the Child Abduction Convention: Part IV - Enforcement

It is with great pleasure that the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law announces the publication of Part IV of the Guide to Good Practice under the Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction - Enforcement.  This Guide is based upon the principles of good practice presented to, and supported by, the Fifth Meeting...

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Co-operation with and presence in Latin America

In the context of implementing the strategic aim of the Hague Conference of reinforcing its co-operation with, and its presence in, Latin America, the Secretary General, on 7 May 2010, signed two agreements in Buenos Aires. The first agreement concerns co-operation with Mercosur and was co-signed by the Ministers of Justice of the Members of Mercosur (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay...

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Launch of the German section of the HCCH website

In 1998, the website of the Hague Conference was created in the Organisation's official languages, French and English. To meet the growing demand within the international community to access this information in other languages, a section called "Other languages" was created in 2009 with links to translations of the Hague Conventions and other documents relating to the HCCH in several languages. ...

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Minister of Justice and Law Reforms of Sri Lanka visits the Permanent Bureau

On Monday 28 September 2009, H.E. Mr Milinda Moragoda, Minister of Justice and Law Reforms of Sri Lanka visited the Permanent Bureau in The Hague. The Minister was accompanied by H.E. Ms Grace Asirwatham, Ambassador of Sri Lanka in the Netherlands and Mr Senarath Dissanayake, First Secretary at the Embassy. The visit coincided with the 8-year anniversary of Sri Lanka’s membership of the...

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