Scope Of The Convention On The Protection Of Children And Cooperation In Respect Of Intercountry Adoption

Original Language Title: Geltungsbereich des Übereinkommens über den Schutz von Kindern und die Zusammenarbeit auf dem Gebiet der internationalen Adoption

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9. Representing the Federal Chancellor concerning the scope of the Convention on the Protection of Children and Cooperation in the Field of International Adoption

According to the Communications of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the following countries have ratified their instruments of ratification or Accession documents to the Convention on the Protection of Children and Cooperation in the Field of International Adoption (BGBl. III No 145/1999, last proclamation of the BGBl area. III No 125/2009):

States:

Date of deposit of the instruments of ratification. Certificate of Accession:

Fiji

29 April 2012

Ireland

28 July 2010

Kazakhstan

9 July 2010

Lesotho

24 August 2012

Montenegro

9 March 2012

Rwanda

28 March 2012

Senegal

24 August 2011

Vietnam

1 November 2011

On the occasion of the deposit of their instruments of ratification or The following declarations have been issued by the following States: Authorities announced:

Fiji:

Central Authority:

Ministry of Social Welfare, Women and Poverty Alleviation.

Competent authority in accordance with Art. 23:

Ministry of Social Welfare, Women and Poverty Alleviation.

Ireland:

Central Authority:

Údarás Uchtála na hÉireann (Ireland's adoption authority)

Shelbourne House

Shelbourne Road

DUBLIN 4

Ireland

Competent authority in accordance with Art. 23:

In accordance with Article 23 (2) of the Convention, Ireland hereby notifies the following competent authority for the issue of the certificate that the adoption of the adoptions pursuant to the Convention has been reached:

Údarás Uchtála na hÉireann (Ireland's adoption authority)

Shelbourne House

Shelbourne Road

DUBLIN 4

Ireland

The tasks of the Authority are set out in Section 96 of the Adoption Act 2010 as follows:

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the performance of the duties related to adoptions carried out before that day by "On Board Uchtála", on or after the day of the establishment;

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Exercise of the State function of a Central Authority under the Hague Convention, as set out in Section 66 of the Law;

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-giving general advice on adoption matters to the Minister for Health and Children at his request;

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carrying out or supporting research projects and activities related to advice services for adoptions;

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Compilation of statistical information and other documents for the proper planning, development and provision of these adoptions for adoptions;

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the management of a list of approved organisations and

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Guided tour of the list of international adoptions.

The Authority shall have all the powers necessary or appropriate for the performance of its duties and shall make enquiries which it deems necessary for the performance of its tasks.

Kazakhstan:

Central Authority:

Children Rights Protection Committee

Ministry of Education and Science

010000, Republic of Kazakhstan

ASTANA CITY

Competent authority in accordance with Art. 23:

Children Rights Protection Committee

Ministry of Education and Science

010000, Republic of Kazakhstan

ASTANA CITY

Lesotho:

Central Authority:

Principal Secretary

Ministry of Social Development

Private Bag A222

Maseru 100

Lesotho

Montenegro:

Montenegro declares that:

a)

may only be carried out in accordance with Article 22 (4) of the Convention Adoptions of children who have their habitual residence in its territory, if the tasks of the Central Authorities are carried out in accordance with Article 22 (1) ,

b)

in accordance with Article 23 (2) of the Convention, the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs is the competent authority for the issue of the certificate referred to in Article 23 (1);

The same Ministry shall be the Central Authority pursuant to Article 6 of the Convention.

c)

, according to Article 25 of the Convention, Montenegro does not consider itself bound by this Convention to recognise adoptions which have been concluded in accordance with an agreement concluded pursuant to Article 39 (2);

d)

pursuant to Article 34 of the Convention, to be accompanied by a certified translation of all documents into the Montenegrin language.

Rwanda:

Central Authority:

The National Commission for Children.

Competent authority in accordance with Art. 23:

The National Commission for Children.

Senegal:

Central Authority:

Magistrate and Director of supervised Education and Social Protection (DESPS)

Ministry of Justice

Vietnam:

Central Authority:

Ministry of Justice

The Department of Adoption

60 Tran Phu street

Ba Dinh district

Ha Noi

Viet Nam

Competent authority in accordance with Art. 23:

Ministry of Justice

The Department of Adoption

60 Tran Phu street

Ba Dinh district

Ha Noi

Viet Nam

According to other communications from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the following countries have changed their authorities as follows:

Moldova 1 :

Central Authority:

Ministry of Labour, Social Protection and Family of the Republic of Moldova

str. Vasile Alecsandri, 1

CHISINAU MD-2009

Republic of Moldova

Competent authority in accordance with Art. 23:

Ministry of Labor, Social Protection and Family of the Republic of Moldova

MD-2009, Chisinãu

str. Vasile Alecsandri, 1

Republic of Moldova

Monaco 2 :

Central Authority:

la Direction des Services Judiciaires

Palais de Justice

5 rue Colonel Bellando de Castro

MC 98000 MONACO

Competent authority in accordance with Art. 23:

la Direction des Services Judiciaires

Palais de Justice

5 rue Colonel Bellando de Castro

MC 98000 MONACO

Portugal: 3 :

Central Authority:

Instituto da Segurança Social, I.P. -Ministério do Trabalho e da Solidariedade Social

(Institute for Social Security, P.I. -Ministry of Labour and Social Solidarity)

Rua Rosa Araújo, 43

1250-194 Lisboa

Competent authority in accordance with Art. 23:

Instituto de Segurança Social, I.P. -Ministério do Trabalho e da Solidariedade Social

(Institute for Social Security, P.I. -Ministry of Labour and Social Solidarity)

Rua Rosa Araújo, 43

1250-194 Lisboa

In addition, the Kingdom of Denmark 4 on the 28th Jänner 2010 stated that the Convention was also applicable to Greenland and, at the same time, withdrew its declaration on the exclusion of territorial application to Greenland, which had been declared at the time of ratification.

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