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Crucial new guidance regarding Intercountry Adoption

Date:27 JUL 2018
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The Hague Conference on Private International Law has recently published extremely helpful guidance on the interpretation of habitual residence and scope of the 1993 Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (‘the Convention’).

The Convention celebrated its 25th anniversary earlier this year and there are currently 99 contracting parties to the Convention. The Convention has been instrumental in placing the best interests of children at the very heart of intercountry adoptions, safeguarding children from abduction and trafficking, promoting co-operation between States and providing for the automatic recognition of adoption decisions across Contracting States. 

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