Web Seminar on the 1980 Hague Convention in the Asia Pacific
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, together with the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH), co-hosted the “Web Seminar on the 1980 Hague Convention in the Asia Pacific” on March 18th, with a view to strengthening the cooporation among the Asia Pacific region concerning the 1980 Hague Convention.
- The seminar was attended by judges and officials of Central Authorities from 12 countries and regions in the Asia Pacific.
- In this semininar, Dr. Christopher BERNASCONI, the Secretary General of HCCH gave a keynote speech on “40 years of the HCCH 1980 Child Abduction Convention: Benefits, Challenges, and Implementation status in the Asia Pacific.” The following presentations from both contracting States and a non-contracting State and Q & A allowed the participants to conduct a candid and active discussion. Especially, the participants from non-contracting States may have aquired useful information and knowledge related to domestic system necessary to accede to the Convention and how to implement it.
- This seminar is expected to further strengthen the cooperation between the countries concerning the 1980 Hague Convention towards the resolution and prevention of international child abductions.