Adoptions: Terre des Hommes celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and the Cooperation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (The Hague Adoption Convention of 29th May 1993)
Geneva, 28 May 2013 – 20 years of existence of the Hague Adoption Convention shows that its ratification is not enough. Without effective implementation measures, the Convention itself cannot prevent abusive practices in international adoption. The effective application of the Convention is contingent on the political will of States to introduce and enforce accompanying legislation and procedures.
Ignacio Packer, Secretary General,
Terre des Hommes International Federation