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Inter-American Network for Cooperation on Family Law Public Component. Objective:. Internet-based virtual library of public information Information on family law issues and transactions Information to protect and enforce the rights of women, children and families

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Objective
Objective:

  • Internet-based virtual library of public information

  • Information on family law issues and transactions

  • Information to protect and enforce the rights of women, children and families

  • Principal focus is legal information

  • Information on competent authorities of the Inter-American system


Scope
Scope:

  • The scope of the Network is not limited to the Inter-American Conventions on civil cooperation or family law

  • Cover National and International Law

  • Tools of the system not limited to Inter-American context

  • Secure communications is not subject to monitoring


Method
Method:

  • Identification of areas in which there exists a necessity for international legal cooperation

  • Collaboration between Department of International Law and countries that participate in the project

  • Answer of a questionnaire

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Role of the designated authority
Role of the Designated Authority:

  • Assist in developing questionnaire

  • Assist in answering questionnaire

  • Coordinate with national entities

  • Coordinate with OAS

  • In addition to role as focal point in legal cooperation on family law


Questionnaire
Questionnaire:

  • Procedural Questionnaire

    • Includes General Information and Procedure for a Request of International Legal Cooperation

    • Designated Authority for the Network

  • Substantive Questionnaire

    • Transaction Issues: Paternity, Child Support, Alimony, Custody, Visitation, and Adoption

    • Protection Issues: Child Abduction, Trafficking, Abuse and Sexual Abuse


  • Substantive

    Procedural

    • General Information

    • Paternity

    • Adoption of Minors

    • Custody & Visitation

    • Child Abduction

    • Support Obligations

    • Trafficking & Abuse

    • General Information

    • Cooperation Procedure

    • Designated Authority

    • Information on cooperation for in


    Information requested
    Information Requested

    • Brief description of the legal system

    • Texts of internal legislation

    • Bilateral treaties

    • Multilateral agreements

    • Competent authorities

    • Most relevant judicial decisions

    • Other documents of interest


    General information requested
    General Information Requested

    • Introduction to legal system

    • Overview family law regulations

    • Fundamental texts in family and child law

    • Bilateral treaties

    • Multilateral agreements

    • Case Law


    Substantive areas
    Substantive areas

    • Establishment and Recognition o Paternity

    • Adoption of Minors

    • Custody and Visitation Rights

    • Abduction and Return of Minors

    • Alimony and Child Support

    • Trafficking of Minors


    Experience with bahamas
    Experience with Bahamas

    PHASE ONE:

    • Submittal of the questionnaire

    • Receipt of commentaries and questions

    • Adjustment of the questionnaire

    • Receipt of the completed questionnaire

    • Incorporation to the public component


    Experience with bahamas1
    Experience with Bahamas

    PHASE TWO:

    • Revised Questionnaire

    • Procedural Component

    • Public vs. Private Information

    • Designated Authority

    • Contact Information


    Next steps
    Next Steps:

    • Agree on text of questionnaire

    • Discuss the public vs. private issues

    • Previous States: Revise Answers

    • Current States: New Procedural Component

    • New States: work off of revised questionnaire

    • Collaboration between DIL and participant member states


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