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Adoption (Intercountry Aspects) (Northern Ireland) 2001

Implementation of Convention - Sections 1 and 2

Section 1 - Regulations giving effect to Convention

10.Section 1 enables the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to make regulations to give effect in Northern Ireland 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).

11.The Regulations may apply and modify any provision of the enactments relating to adoption and create criminal offences for the purpose of implementing the Convention. The Regulations will be subject to negative resolution.

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