Meeting in Washington D.C. last week, an international group of judges, Central Authority representatives and academics from 14 countries discussed approaches to cross-border family relocation and agreed to a set of principles known as the “Washington Declaration on International Family Relocation.”  The meeting was sponsored by the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children and the Hague Conference on Private International Law and supported by the U.S. State Department, which hosted the three-day conference. Participants came from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Egypt, Germany, India, Mexico, New Zealand, Pakistan, Spain, United Kingdom, and the United States.