Guyana set to begin implementation of Hague adoption convention

Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams SC., speaks to the media while Deputy British High Commissioner Ray Davidson (at centre) and United States Embassy Consul General Jerome Epping look on. (Department of Public Information photo)

Attorney General Basil Williams has announced that Guyana will begin implementation of the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Cooperation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption by the start of June.

Williams made the announcement on Wednesday after meeting with US Embassy Consul General Jerome Epping and Deputy High Commissioner of the United Kingdom to Guyana Ray Davidson to discuss implementation of the Hague Family Law Conventions and the adoption convention in particular.

“…It is now a question of implementing them in Guyana,” Williams told the press following the meeting, which was held at his Carmichael Street, Georgetown Chambers. “Most are becoming effective within the area [of] a month or so,” he added…..

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