Update Hague Family Law Conventions

The Hague Convention of 19 October 1996 on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, Recognition, Enforcement and Co-operation in Respect of Parental Responsibility and Measures for the Protection of Children was recently ratified by various EU Member States, namely: Austria, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, Romania and Spain. The Hague Convention of 13 January 2000 on the...

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115th Anniversary HCCH - Hague Protection of Adults Convention soon to enter into force

On Thursday 18 September 2008, the 115th anniversary of the Hague Conference on Private International Law was celebrated in the Academy Building, on the grounds of the Peace Palace, in The Hague. During the celebration, the Hague Convention of 13 January 2000 on the International Protection of Adults received its third ratification. Consequently, the Convention has entered into force on...

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Colombani Report on Adoption

On 19 March 2008, Jean-Marie Colombani, former chairman and chief executive of Le Monde, delivered his Report on Adoption (Rapport sur l’adoption) to the French President, Mr Sarkozy. Mr Sarkozy had requested Mr Colombani in October 2007 to examine whether the procedures and administrative structures put in place in France were adequate, firstly to deal with adoption, and in particular...

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