The Hague Conference has recently released several documents in preparation to the Council on General Affairs and Policy on 13-15 March 2018. Some documents relate to the inner functioning of the Conference. However, two relate to the substance:

__ Doc. No 9 of January 2018 – Conclusions & Recommendations (C&R) of the meeting of the Special Commission on the 1980 Child Abduction and 1996 Child Protection Conventions – October 2017 (see here)

The conclusions recognise that progress has been made in respect of delays but that challenges remain. It suggests topics for further study (albeit not by the PB).

__ Prel. Doc. No 10 of January 2018 – Note on Habitual Residence and the Scope of the 1993 Hague Convention (see here)

We note in particular the inclusion of precise examples of different situations (identification of RH).