HCCH Asia Pacific Week 2017 held in Seoul, Republic of Korea

The HCCH Asia Pacific Week 2017 (Symposium) was successfully held in Seoul, Republic of Korea, from 3 to 6 July 2017. The Symposium, which was co-hosted by the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH) and the Korean Ministry of Justice, the Korean Judicial Research and Training Institute, the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Korean Private International Law Association, 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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New Representative of the Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific:

As announced at the March 2017 meeting of the Council on General Affairs and Policy, Professor Anselmo Reyes, who has served as the Representative of Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP) since 1 April 2013, will step down from this position on 31 July 2017. The Permanent Bureau (PB) and the Members of the HCCH are grateful to Professor Reyes for his leadership and his invaluable efforts...

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The Evidence Convention enters into force for Andorra

On 26 June 2017, the Hague Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters (Evidence Convention) entered into force for the Principality of Andorra. Having acceded to the Evidence Convention on 26 April 2017, Andorra became the 61st Contracting State to the Convention. Andorra has been a Member of the Hague Conference since 11 June 2015 and is...

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The Republic of Kazakhstan becomes the 83rd Member of the Hague Conference

The Permanent Bureau is pleased to announce that today, Wednesday 14 June 2017, the Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan, His Excellency Mr Magzhan Ilyassov, deposited the Republic of Kazakhstan’s instrument of acceptance of the Statute of the Hague Conference. During the ceremony, which took place at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, Secretary General Christophe...

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Kazakhstan accedes to the 2007 Hague Convention

On Tuesday, 6 June 2017, the Republic of Kazakhstan deposited the instrument of accession to the Hague Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance (2007 Child Support Convention). With Kazakhstan’s accession, there are now 38 States and one Regional Economic Integration Organisation that have either signed,...

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Canada Signs the 1996 Child Protection and 2007 Child Support Conventions

On Tuesday 23 May 2017, Canada signed 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 (1996 Child Protection Convention) and the Hague Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of...

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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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