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Name: Convention on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, Recognition, Enforcement and Co-operation in respect of Parental Responsibility and Measures for the Protection of Children, agreed upon at The Hague, 19 October 1996.
Subject(s): Human rights
Type of legislation: International agreement
Adopted on: 1996-10-19
Entry into force:
Published on: Tractatenblad (Netherlands), 1997-12-01, No. 299, pp. 1-61
ISN: INT-1996-IA-49047
Bibliography: Tractatenblad (Netherlands), 1997-12-01, No. 299, pp. 1-61
Convention (version française) Convention (version française) Eur-Lex, Office des publications, pp. 39-48 (consulted on 2008-07-07)
Abstract/Citation: Convention for the protection of, and the improvement of the protection of children in order to avoid conflicts among the legal systems of the signatory countries in respect of jurisdiction, applicable law, recognition and enforcement of protective measures. This convention revises the 1961 convention concerning the powers of authorities and the law applicable in respect of the protection of minors. The present Convention is parallel to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Its purpose is to help determine under whose jurisdiction a child is in any given country, which persons may exercise authority over the child, and to determine the laws that are applicable to parental responsibility. Text in English.
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