The Child Abduction and Custody (Parties to Conventions) (Amendment) Order 1996

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Published: 1996-02-14

Her Majesty, in exercise of the powers conferred on Her by sections 2 and 13 of the Child Abduction and Custody Act 1985(1), is pleased, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, to order, and it is hereby ordered, as follows:—

1.  This Order may be cited as the Child Abduction and Custody (Parties to Conventions) (Amendment) Order 1996 and shall come into force on 1st March 1996.

2.  The Child Abduction and Custody (Parties to Conventions) (Amendment) (No. 3) Order 1995(2) and the Child Abduction and Custody (Parties to Conventions) (Amendment) (No. 4) Order 1995(3) are revoked.

3.  The Child Abduction and Custody (Parties to Conventions) Order 1986(4) is amended by deleting Schedule 2 and substituting therefor the Schedule at Schedule A to this Order.

4.  The Child Abduction and Custody (Parties to Conventions) Order 1993(5) is amended by deleting the Schedule and substituting therefor the Schedule at Schedule B to this Order.

N. H. Nicholls
Clerk of the Privy Council

SCHEDULE A

Article 3

“SCHEDULE 2EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON RECOGNITION AND ENFORCEMENT OF DECISIONS CONCERNING CUSTODY OF CHILDREN AND ON THE RESTORATION OF CUSTODY OF CHILDREN, LUXEMBOURG, 20TH MAY 1980

Contracting States to the Convention
Territories specified in Declarations under Article 24 or 25 of the Convention
Date of Coming into Force of Convention as between the United Kingdom and the State or Territory

Austria

1st August 1986

Belgium

1st August 1986

Cyprus

1st October 1986

Denmark

1st August 1991

Finland

1st August 1994

France

1st August 1986

Germany

1st February 1991

Greece

1st July 1993

The Republic of Ireland

1st October 1991

Italy

1st June 1995

Luxembourg

1st August 1986

Netherlands

1st September 1990

Norway

1st May 1989

Poland

1st March 1996

Portugal

1st August 1986

Spain

1st August 1986

Sweden

1st July 1989

Switzerland

1st August 1986”

SCHEDULE B

Article 3

“SCHEDULECONVENTION ON THE CIVIL ASPECTS OF INTERNATIONAL CHILD ABDUCTION, THE HAGUE, 25TH OCTOBER 1980

Contracting States to the Convention
Territories specified in Declarations under Articles 39 or 40 of the Convention
Date of Coming into Force of Convention as between the United Kingdom and the State or Territory

The Bahamas

1st January 1994

Bosnia and Herzegovina

7th April 1992

Chile

1st May 1994

Colombia

1st March 1996

Croatia

1st December 1991

Cyprus

1st February 1995

Finland

1st August 1994

Honduras

1st March 1994

Italy

1st May 1995

Macedonia

1st December 1991

Panama

1st May 1994

Slovenia

1st June 1994

St Kitts and Nevis

1st August 1994

Zimbabwe

1st July 1995”

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)
This Order, which is made under the Child Abduction and Custody Act 1985, amends the Child Abduction and Custody (Parties to Conventions) Order 1986 to add Poland to the list of Contracting States to the European Convention on Recognition and Enforcement of Decisions concerning Custody of Children and on the Restoration of Custody of Children, signed at Luxembourg on 20th May 1980 (Cm. 191). It also demands the Child Abduction and Custody (Parties to Conventions) Order 1993 in order to specify that, for the purposes of that Act, Colombia is a Contracting State to the Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, The Hague, 25th october 1980 (Cm. 33), with effect from 1st March 1996.


(1)
1985 c. 60.

(2)
S.I. 1995/1295.

(3)
S.I. 1995/1616.

(4)
S.I. 1986/1159.

(5)
S.I. 1993/3144.
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