HCCH Family Law Briefings, March 2013

The International Family Law Briefings of the Hague Conference are quarterly updates provided by its Permanent Bureau regarding the work of the Hague Conference in this field.

The Briefings for March are now available:

Content March 2013

  • Introduction
  • The 2007 Hague Child Support Convention: an update
    • Entry into Force
    • Caseworker’s Practical Handbook
    • Electronic Country Profile
    • Explanatory Report in Spanish
    • Heidelberg Global Maintenance Conference: March 2013
    • New 2007 Child Support Convention. Materials developed to assist Judges and the General Public
    • Fundraising continues for iSupport, the future electronic case management, communications and fund transfer system under the 2007 Convention
  • The 1993 Hague Intercountry Adoption Convention: an update
    • Meeting of an Expert Group on the financial aspects of intercountry adoption (8–9 October 2012)
    • Working Group to develop a common approach to preventing and addressing illicit practices in intercountry adoption cases
    • Francophone Workshop on the 1993 Hague Intercountry Adoption Convention, (Dakar, Senegal, 27–30 November 2012)
  • Special Commission on the practical operation of the Apostille Convention (The Hague, 6-9 Novembe 2012)
  • UNICEF Conference on the Theory and Practice of Child Protection Systems (New Delhi, India, 13–16 November 2012)
  • Opening of the Centre for Private International Law of the Hague Conventions in Niš, Serbia
  • The Hague Children’s Conventions: Status Update
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About Gilles Cuniberti

Gilles Cuniberti is a professor of law at the University of Luxembourg. Previously, he taught for 10 years at the Faculty of Law of Paris 12 University (Paris Val-de-Marne). His primary teaching and research interests are comparative law, conflict of laws, international arbitration and international litigation. He is a regular contributor to the Journal de Droit International (Clunet). He has been a visiting faculty at Duke Law School, Renmin University of China and Sheffield Hallam University. He holds a Doctorate in Law from Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne University and an LL.M. degree from Yale Law School. He was also a Paris-Oxford Doctoral Program Scholar for a year at Trinity College, Oxford. He is admitted to the Paris Bar and practiced on a part-time basis in the Paris office of a leading English firm from 1999 to 2004. SELECTED ARTICLES: Beyond Contract - The Case for Default Arbitration in International commercial Disputes, 32 FORDHAM INT'L L.J. 417 (2009) Le principe de territorialité des voies d'exécution, JOURNAL DU DROIT INTERNATIONAL 2008.963 The Recognition of Judgments Lacking Reasons in Europe: Access to Justice, Foreign Court Avoidance and Efficiency, 57 INT’L & COMP. L. Q. 25 (2008) L’apprezzamento dell’efficacia della clausola arbitrale da parte del giudice statale : un conflitto tra Italia e Francia, 21 DIRITTO COMMERCIO INTERNAZIONALE 2007.789 (with M. Winkler) E-mail: gilles.cuniberti@conflictoflaws.net