Hague Convention


Also found in: Medical, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Opening the discussions, Deputy Secretary-General Dr Arjoon Suddhoo said: The Commonwealth is ready to help all of its member countries in fully implementing The 1954 Hague Convention and its protocols at the national level.
Hague Convention, championed by the Hague's Permanent Bureau, was
The event took place in collaboration with the US Embassy at the US Embassy which was addressed, inter alia, the requisite procedure pertaining to the enforcement of The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (ratification and aftermath).
The Conference addressed, inter alia, the requisite procedure pertaining to the enforcement of the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (ratification and aftermath).
But although both the UK and Trinidad and Tobago are both signed up to the Hague Convention, an agreement between the two countries is not yet in force.
The member states that are signatories to the Hague Convention are likely to continue to recognise a divorce in England and Wales but there are no guarantees as far as the remaining 15 states are concerned.
"India has 'improved its processes' to comply with the Hague Convention on adoption and could rejoin the 13 countries still on Australia's approved adoption list," he was quoted by SBS News.
Several countries have agreed to follow the Hague Convention which is an international treaty regarding the return of a child who is internationally abducted.
The Convention came into force for Pakistan on March 1st, 2017.The Convention provides a structure to support contracting states, by providing a various civil, non-criminal, legal formalities and procedures for the protection and safe return of abducted children when taken abroad by a parent or a custodian from Hague signatory counties.Pakistan is the fourth Muslim country and first South Asian country to sign the Hague Convention of Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.
The 48-year-old, from Navan, Co Meath, contacted the authorities to report the parental child abduction and said he was told a court case would be held within a year under the Hague Convention.
Central Authority for the 1993 Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption, an international agreement that establishes safeguards to ensure that intercountry adoptions take place in the best interests of children.