UNICEF Australia Submission to the Interdepartmental Committee Review of Inter-Country Adoption

The Australian Committee for UNICEF is committed to the principles outlined in The Hague Convention on the Protection of Children and Cooperation in Respect to Inter-Country Adoption (the Hague Adoption Convention) and the Convention on the Rights of the Child 1989 (CRC), and we note that Australia is a signatory to both Conventions. In particular, UNICEF is committed to the best interest of the child as a guiding and foundational principle in consideration of any potential changes to the existing inter-country framework and associated services.

UNICEF acknowledge the assistance of DLA Piper Australia (DLA Piper) in drafting this submission and DLA Piper’s on-going support and contribution to UNICEF.

For more information please contact Amy Lamoin at UNICEF Australia at [email protected] or phone (02) 8917 3220.