From the Hague Conference: A Practitioners’ Tool on Circulation of Family Agreements Involving Children

Earlier this week (20 December 2022), the Hague Conference on Private International Law published the Practitioners’ tool Cross-Border Recognition and Enforcement of Agreements Reached in the Course of Family Matters Involving Children.

The Practitioners’ Tool aims to explain how agreements made in the area of family law involving children (“family agreements”) can be made enforceable in one State and then recognised and enforced in other States through the operation of mechanisms under: (i) the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction; (ii) the 1996 Hague Convention on Child Protection; and (iii) the 2007 Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance.

The Tool identifies and discusses challenges that may arise in securing the enforceability of family agreements in cross-border situations. These agreements can have a very important role in deterring parental child abduction and facilitating the continuation of a meaningful relationship for a child with both of their parents when the parents are living in different States. Moreover, agreed solutions may well prevent and resolve cases of parental child abduction, and may help consolidate and resolve family matters that cannot be fully addressed by one Convention.

The Practitioners’ Tool is available here.

On this sensitive topic, the readers of RDIPP may refer to:

Paolo Picone, 1996, No 4, 705 ff.;
Sara Tonolo, 2011, No 1, 81 ff.;
Laura Carpaneto, 2011, No 2, 361 ff.;
Costanza Honorati, 2013, No 1, 5 ff.;
Laura Carpaneto, 2014, No 4, 931 ff.;
Maria Caterina Baruffi, 2016, No 4, 975 ff.;
Costanza Honorati, 2017, No 2, 247 ff.;
Laura Carpaneto, 2018, No 4, 944 ff.

Moreover, see, in our Book Series:

Maria Caterina Baruffi, Book No 62;
Lenka Válková, Book No 87.

The time has come for a winter break: new posts will be published in mid-January.

The RDIPP Team wishes all readers happy holiday and a great new year.