Cambodia: towards the opening of adoptions

Date: 18-03-11
Informal translation from Italian:  

It took just over a year after the entry into force of the new law on international adoptions in Cambodia, which was approved in December 2009 by the National Assembly, the legislative body that regulates the country’s laws on adoptions.

The new law was designed to ensure compliance with the terms of the procedures envisaged by the Hague Convention , to which Cambodia has acceded in 2007.

In line with expectations last year, so in April 2011, the Cambodian adoptions have reopened following the entry into force of the new law, the Commission for International Adoptions (CAI) in a statement on its website announced that ” On 14 March, the Cambodian Minister of Social Affairs Ith Sam Heng found a positive letter of the President Giovanardi of 10 February 2011 which requested accreditation under the new law on adoptions for the eight Italian institutions already licensed and operating in country.

This is a very successful Italian line and the concrete recognition of the leading institutions and conducted by the Commission in supporting Cambodia in the implementation of the Hague Convention. ”