Professor Emeritus Robert G. Spector will represent the United States at The Hague Conference of Private International Law's Experts Group on the Recognition and Enforcement of Agreements in Family Disputes Involving Children. The Experts Group will meet in The Hague June 14-17, 2017. The purpose of the Experts Group is to examine and identify the nature and extent of the legal and practical problems, including jurisdictional issues, involving cross border recognition and enforcement of voluntary agreements and to evaluate the benefit of a new international treaty in this area.
Prof. Spector has previously represented the United States in negotiating several Hague treaties and conventions, including the 1996 Convention on the Protection of Children, the 2000 Convention on the Protection of Disabled Adults, and the 2007 Convention on the Recognition of Child Support. The Hague Conference on Private International Law is an international organization dedicated to teh unification of the rules on private international law, including those of jurisdiction, choice of law, and recognition of judgments.
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