Barbados accedes to the Child Abduction and Child Protection Conventions

On 11 July 2019, Barbados deposited its instrument of accession to the HCCH Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (“Child Abduction Convention”). The Child Abduction Convention, which now has 101 Contracting Parties, will enter into force for Barbados on 1 October 2019. Go to...

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Family Law News – The Hague Convention and the Rights of Children

There is a tension between The Hague Convention on International Child Abduction (the ‘Hague Convention’), which came into effect in 1980 and focuses on the protection of parental custody rights, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child, which was adopted a decade later and recognises the rights of children to participate in proceedings...

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