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

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1996 No. 269

CHILDREN AND YOUNG PERSONS

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

Made

14th February 1996

Coming into force

1st March 1996

At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 14th day of February 1996

Present,

The Queen’s Most Excellent Majesty in Council

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 ConventionTerritories specified in Declarations under Article 24 or 25 of the ConventionDate of Coming into Force of Convention as between the United Kingdom and the State or Territory
Austria1st August 1986
Belgium1st August 1986
Cyprus1st October 1986
Denmark1st August 1991
Finland1st August 1994
France1st August 1986
Germany1st February 1991
Greece1st July 1993
The Republic of Ireland1st October 1991
Italy1st June 1995
Luxembourg1st August 1986
Netherlands1st September 1990
Norway1st May 1989
Poland1st March 1996
Portugal1st August 1986
Spain1st August 1986
Sweden1st July 1989
Switzerland1st August 1986

SCHEDULE B

Article 3

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

Contracting States to the ConventionTerritories specified in Declarations under Articles 39 or 40 of the ConventionDate of Coming into Force of Convention as between the United Kingdom and the State or Territory
The Bahamas1st January 1994
Bosnia and Herzegovina7th April 1992
Chile1st May 1994
Colombia1st March 1996
Croatia1st December 1991
Cyprus1st February 1995
Finland1st August 1994
Honduras1st March 1994
Italy1st May 1995
Macedonia1st December 1991
Panama1st May 1994
Slovenia1st June 1994
St Kitts and Nevis1st August 1994
Zimbabwe1st 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.

(2)

S.I. 1995/1295.

(3)

S.I. 1995/1616.

(4)

S.I. 1986/1159.

(5)

S.I. 1993/3144.

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