Hague Conference Guide to General Principles and Good Practice on Transfrontier Contact
The principles and good practices set out in this Guide serve the following purposes: they assist in the more effective implementation and application of those provisions of the Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction which concern transfrontier contact . they draw attention to provisions of the Hague Convention of 19 October 1996 on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, Recognition, Enforcement and Co-operation in respect of Parental Responsibility and Measures for the Protection of Children which relate to transfrontier contact and which supplement the 1980 Convention, and provide guidance concerning their application . they provide an overall model for constructing an international system of co-operation designed to secure effective respect for rights of contact. As such, the Principles and Guide are intended to be helpful also to those States, which are not Parties to the Hague Conventions, but are considering how best to develop effective structures. ... The Guide is intended to be of particular use to judges and Central Authorities appointed under the 1980 or 1996 Conventions, as well as to governments and other professionals engaged in the development of policies concerning transfrontier contact.
Publication Date: 10/10/2008