Tunisia joins Apostille, Service, and Child Abduction Conventions

On 10 July 2017, Tunisia deposited its instruments of accession to three Hague Conventions: the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents (Apostille Convention), the Hague Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters (Service Convention), and the...

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International meeting addressing Issues of Domestic / Family Violence and the 1980 Child Abduction Convention

On 12 June 2017, 57 experts attended a meeting in London, at the invitation of conference organisers, Professor Marilyn Freeman of the University of Westminster and the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH), on the topic of Domestic / Family Violence and the Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (1980 Convention)....

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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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Jamaica: Child Abduction Convention Enters into Force

On 1 May 2017, the Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction entered into force for Jamaica. After having deposited its instrument of accession to the Convention on 24 February 2017, Jamaica became the 97th Contracting State to the instrument. More information is available on the Child Abduction Section of the Hague Conference website. While not a Member...

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Jamaica joins Child Abduction Convention - 150th State connected to HCCH

On 24 February 2017, Jamaica deposited its instrument of accession to the Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction and thus became the 97th Contracting State to that Convention. The Convention will enter into force for Jamaica on 1 May 2017. Jamaica has also designated a judge to the International Hague Network of Judges (IHNJ) specialised in...

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Pakistan: Hague Abduction Convention Enters into Force

On 1 March 2017, the Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction entered into force for Pakistan. After having deposited its instrument of accession to the Convention on 22 December 2016, Pakistan became the 96th Contracting State to the instrument. More information is available on the Child Abduction Section of the Hague Conference website. While not a...

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