Friday, August 16, 2019

Barbados Accedes to Hague Abduction Convention

On 11 July 2019, Barbados deposited its instrument of accession to the HCCH Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (“Child Abduction Convention”). The Child Abduction Convention, which now has 101 Contracting Parties, will enter into force for Barbados on 1 October 2019.

However, pursuant to Article 38 of the Convention, the accession will not have effect with respect to any other specific country until such country the first day of the third calendar month after the deposit of such country’s formal notice of acceptance with the Foreign Ministry of the Netherlands.