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Hague Convention

an international convention adopted at The Hague in Holland. There have been a number of these, and lawyers often by way of shorthand refer to a ‘Hague Convention’. Notable are the Hague Conventions on the conduct of hostilities. However, there are a whole connected series arising out of The Hague Conference on Private International Law, an intergovernmental organization whose statute came into force in July 1955. The purpose of the organization is ‘to work for the progressive unification of the rules of private international law’. The method employed to achieve this is by way of a ‘Hague Convention’. To date there are many such conventions on subjects relating to private international law. One of the most well-known Hague Conventions is that on Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction 1980. This convention has been incorporated into UK law.
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Chief among these is the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.
The Hague Convention 1996 deals with measures to protect children, parental responsibility and matters of representation to the protection of children's property.
1) In fact, although the European Convention on Human Rights (2)--of which the ECHR represents the jurisdictional instance--aims at protecting fundamental human rights, whereas the Hague Convention deals with the more general aspects of family relationships, both tools are likely to be intertwined.
visitation orders, complements and reinforces the Hague Convention on the
3) Ironically, bans on international adoption from both countries were effected to promote the best interests of orphaned and abandoned children, as mandated by the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (the "Hague Convention").
These are just three of the nearly 20 child abduction cases Bar members Brett Barfield and Robert Watson have undertaken in partnership with the Hague Convention, a private international law organization established in 1980.
The Hague Conference on Private International Law has developed the Hague Convention on Choice of Courts Agreement 2005 and it is intended to promote the enforceability of exclusive choice of court agreements and establish the international recognition and enforcement of resulting judgments.
The Hague Convention does not apply to abductions that occur before a country joins the child abduction convention.
In around 40% of cases, the newspaper reported, children were taken to countries not signed up to the Hague convention, a multilateral agreement to secure the return of youngsters who have been wrongfully removed or retained in another country.
Abbas said, "The memory of the Prophet Mohammed's ascension is an occasion to confirm our adherence to the Hague convention on life in our sacred land, and our determination to continue the path to an independent Palestinian state on the lands occupied by Israel in 1967, with the city of Mohammed's ascension as its capital.
Sadly, the Hague convention doesn't go far enough in remedying these abuses.