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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
  • Upload to webpage
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
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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
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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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