Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION authorising Austria, Luxembourg and Romania to accept, in the interest of the European Union, the accession of Belarus and Uzbekistan to the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction

1. The aims of the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (“the Convention”) are (a) to secure the prompt return of children wrongfully removed to or retained in any Contracting State; and (b) to ensure that rights of custody and of access under the law of one Contracting State are effectively respected in the other Contracting States. When a State accedes to the Convention, it is necessary for a Contracting State to declare its acceptance of that State’s accession in order for the Convention to have effect between them.

Topic  International Agreement 
Department  FCO 
Council Reference  10970/18 
COM Reference  COM(18)530 
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  1. 10970/18 - 376 KB - pdf
  2. EM 10970/18 - 135 KB - pdf

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