Holding of the First Meeting of the Round Table on the Modality of the Central Authority for the Implementation of the Hague Convention

July 21, 2011

  1. Based on the understanding of the Meeting of Relevant Ministers regarding the drafting of legislation to implement the Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (the Hague Convention), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) will be launching a Round Table to gather various opinions from experts and others toward the drafting of legislation necessary for Japan to conclude and ensure the implementation of the Hague Convention. The first meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 27.

  2. The first meeting will be attended by academics (administrative law and family law), representatives from the Japan Federation of Bar Associations and relevant ministries. [to be confirmed]
    Issues such as (1) the Central Authority’s mission and actions it should take pursuant to the Hague Convention and (2) the Central Authority’s power and responsibility are expected to be discussed in the meeting.
    • (*This is a provisional translation. The above date denotes the date of the issue of the original press release in Japanese.)