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Web Seminar on the 1980 Hague Convention in the Asia Pacific

March 19, 2021

 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.

  1. The seminar was attended by judges and officials of Central Authorities from 12 countries and regions in the Asia Pacific.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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