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U.S. Department of State Advisory Committee on Private International Law (ACPIL): Public Meeting on Family Law

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The Office of the Assistant Legal Adviser for Private International Law, Department of State, gives notice of a public meeting to discuss a draft Guide to Good Practice on Article 13(b) of The Hague Abduction Convention. The public meeting will take place on August 8, 2017, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. EDT. This is not a meeting of the full Advisory Committee.

At its 2012 annual meeting, the Council on General Affairs and Policy of the Hague Conference on Private International Law established a Working Group to develop a Guide to Good Practice on the application of Article 13(b) of the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. The Hague Conference has provided a draft text, which is available at​docs/​0a0532b7-d580-4e53-8c25-7edab2a94284.pdf.

The purpose of the public meeting is to obtain the views of concerned stakeholders on the draft Guide to Good Practice. Those who cannot attend but wish to comment are welcome to do so by email to Michael Coffee at

Time and Place: The meeting will take place on August 8, 2017, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. EDT in Room 1107, U.S. Department of State, Harry S Truman Building, 2201 C Street NW., Washington, DC 20520. Participants should plan to arrive at the Truman building by 8:15 a.m. for visitor screening. If you are unable to attend the public meeting and would like to participate from a remote location, teleconferencing will be available.

Public Participation: This meeting is open to the public, subject to the capacity of the meeting room. Access to the building is strictly controlled. For pre-clearance purposes, those planning to attend should email providing full name, address, date of birth, citizenship, driver's license or passport number, and email address. This information will greatly facilitate entry into the building. A member of the public needing reasonable accommodation should email not later than August 1, 2017. Requests made after that date will be considered, but might not be able to be fulfilled. If you would like to participate by telephone, please email to obtain the call-in number and other information.

You must notify of your intention to participate in the meeting, either in person or by telephone, to receive an agenda for the meeting as well as directions for arrival at the Truman building.

Data from the public is requested pursuant to Public Law 99-399 (Omnibus Diplomatic Security and Antiterrorism Act of 1986), as amended; Public Law 107-56 (USA PATRIOT Act); and Executive Order 13356. The purpose of the collection is to validate the identity of individuals who enter Department facilities.Start Printed Page 32437

The data will be entered into the Visitor Access Control System (VACS-D) database. Please see the Security Records System of Records Notice (State-36) at​_docs/​SORN/​State-36.pdf for additional information.

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Michael S. Coffee,

Attorney-Adviser, Office of Private International Law, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State.

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[FR Doc. 2017-14727 Filed 7-12-17; 8:45 am]