Grenzen überwinden,

    Kinder schützen,

Familien verbinden.


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Act to Implement Certain Legal Instruments In the Field of International Family Law  (International Family Law Procedure Act - IFLPA)

(in the version of the promulgation of 26 January 2005 as last amended by Article 26 of the Act of 8 December 201)


Legal custody and right of access between children and parents

Council regulation concerning jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in matrimonial matters and the matters of parental responsibility, repealing Regulation of 27th November 2003

Eueopean convention on recognition and enforcement of decisions concerning custody of children and on restoration of custody of children of 20th May 1980

Contracting States of the European Custody Convention in relation to Germany (Last update: 26/08/2011) 


Child abduction

Convention on the civil aspects of international child abduction (Concluded 25 October 1980, entered into force 1 December 1983)

Contracting States to the Hague Convention on International Child Abduction (Last update: 15/03/2012)


Child welfare at risk

Convention concerning the powers of authorities and the law applicable in respect of the protection of infants (Concluded 5 October 1961, entered into force 4 February 1969

Contracting States to the Hague Convention on the Protection of Minors (Last update: 26/08/2011) 

Convention on jurisdiction, applicable law, recognition, enforcement and Co-operation in respect of parental responsibility and measures for the protection of children (Concluded 19 October 1996, entered into force 1 January 2002)

Contracting States to the Hague Convention on the Protection of Children (Last update: 15/03/2012)



Council directive on the right to family reunification of 22 September 2003

Council regulation establishing the criteria and mechanisms for determining the Member State responsible for examining an asylum application lodged in one of the Member States by a third-country national of 18 February 2003

Intercountry adoption

Convention on protection of children and co-operation in respect of intercountry adoption (Concluded 29 May 1993, entered into force 1 May 1995)

Contracting States to the Hague Convention on International Adoption (Last update: 15/03/2012)

European Convention on the adoption of children (Concluded 27 November 2008)



Directive of the european parliament and of the council on certain aspects of mediation in civil and commercial matters of 21 May 2008


Protection of adults

Convention on the international protection of adults (Concluded 13 January 2000, entered into force 1 January 2009)

Contracting States to the Hague Convention on the Protection of Adults (Last update: 01/02/2011)

Convention on the rights of persons  with disabilities

Recommendation of the commitee of ministers to member states on principles concerning the legal protection of incapable adults (Adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 23 February 1999, at the 660  meeting of the Ministers' Deputies)

Children's and human rights

Convention on the rights of the child adopted and opened for signature, ratification and accession by General Assembly of 20 November 1989 (entry into force 2 September 1990, in accordance with article 49 )

Convention for the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms