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2. In this Order, unless the context otherwise requires–
“Act” means the Maintenance Orders (Reciprocal Enforcement) Act 1972(1);
“court in a Hague Convention country” includes any judicial or administrative authority in a Hague Convention country;
“Hague Convention” means the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Decisions Relating to Maintenance Obligations concluded at The Hague on 2nd October 1973; and
“Hague Convention country” means a country or territory specified in Schedule 1 to this Order, being a country or territory (other than the United Kingdom) in which the Hague Convention is in force.
As amended by the Affiliation Proceedings (Amendment) Act 1972 (c. 49), section 3; by the Domestic Proceedings and Magistrates' Courts Act 1978 (c. 22), sections 54 and 55 and Schedules 2 and 3; by the Magistrates' Courts Act 1980 (c. 43), Schedule 7; by S.I. 1981/1675 (N.I. 26); by the Criminal Justice Act 1982 (c. 48), section 46; by the Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments Act 1982, Schedules 11 and 12; by the Family Law Reform Act 1987 (c. 42), Schedules 2 and 4; by the Maintenance Enforcement Act 1991 (c. 17), Schedule 1; by S.I. 1992/709; and by the Maintenance Orders (Reciprocal Enforcement) Act 1992 (c. 56), Schedule 1. There are further amendments to the Act which are not relevant to this Order.
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