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Adoption (Intercountry Aspects) Act 1999

Implementation of Convention – sections 1 and 2

Section 1.   Regulations giving effect to Convention

16.Section 1 enables the Secretary of State to make regulations to give effect to the Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in respect of Intercountry Adoption, concluded at the Hague on 29 May 1993 (the Hague Convention).   The material parts of the text of the Convention are included as Schedule 1 of the Act.

17.The Regulations may apply and modify any provision of the enactments relating to adoption and create criminal offences.   Regulations are to be made by statutory instrument.

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