Explanatory Memorandum

Adoption (Intercountry Aspects) (Northern Ireland) 2001

2001 CHAPTER 11

2 July 2001

Miscellaneous and Supplementary - Sections 12 to 16

Section 13 - Effect of determinations in Convention countries, etc

43.Section 13 inserts an additional Article 58ZB into the 1987 Order. The new Article makes provision for determinations of an authority of a Convention country (other than the United Kingdom) to have effect in Northern Ireland, subject to specified conditions. The authorities referred to are those which have power to authorise or review a Convention adoption, or which have power to revoke or annul an adoption or Convention adoption (or which have power to review a decision to revoke or annul such an adoption). Similar provision is made as regards the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.