The Hague Conference on Private International Law has tentatively scheduled  meeting dates for the Sixth Special Commission to review the practical operation of the 1980 Child Abduction Convention and the 1996 Protection of Children Convention.  Part 1 of the meeting will take place from June 1-10, 2011, in The Hague, and Part 2 will take place in January 2012.  Although the Permanent Bureau has not announced an agenda, items that are likely to be addressed include a draft Guide to Good Practice on mediation, draft Principles on Direct Judicial Communications, a draft Practical Handbook on the 1996 Convention, a statistical survey of cases under the Abduction Convention, and the possibility of a protocol to the Abduction Convention.