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The Parental Responsibility and Measures for the Protection of Children (International Obligations) (Scotland) Regulations 2010

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2.  In these Regulations—

“Children’s Hearing” has the meaning given by section 93(1) of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995(1);

“Contracting State” means a state party to the Convention;

“the Convention” means the Convention on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, Recognition, Enforcement and Co-Operation in respect of Parental Responsibility and Measures for the Protection of Children that was signed at The Hague on 19 October 1996(2);

“the Council Regulation” means Council Regulation (EC) No. 2201/2003(3) concerning jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in matrimonial matters and the matters of parental responsibility;

“local authority” means a council constituted by section 2 of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994(4);

“member State” means a member State of the European Union which is bound by the Council Regulation;

“the Principal Reporter” means the Principal Reporter within the meaning given in section 93(1) of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995;

“public authority” means a body whose functions are wholly or mainly of a public nature.

(2)

Cm 7727.

(3)

O.J. No. L 338, 22.12.03, pp.1-29.

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