VN signs Hague deal on adoption
HA NOI — Viet Nam has signed the Hague Conven-tion on the Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (Hague Adoption Convention).
This is the first convention of the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HccH) to be signed by Viet Nam.
Viet Nam's Ambassador to the Netherlands Huynh Minh Chinh inked the convention on behalf of the Government earlier this month.
The Hague Adoption Convention, one of 38 HccH's conventions, aims to protect children and their families against the risks of illegal, irregular, premature or ill-prepared adoptions abroad. To date, 81 countries have signed the convention.
Minh said joining the convention was a milestone in the efforts of Viet Nam in integrating into the multi-dimension collaboration on international law.
The Vietnamese Government would accelerate the process to complete the legal framework and have this convention put into effect, he said at the signing ceremony.
On January 1, 2011, the Adoption Law of Viet Nam will also start to take effect. Together with the Hague Convention, the country hopes these measures will help protect the rights of children. — VNS
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