Third ratification and entry into force of the 1996 Hague Convention on protection of children

On 21 September 2001, the Slovak Republic ratified the Hague Convention of 19 October 1996 on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, Recognition, Enforcement and Co-operation in respect of Parental Responsibility and Measures for the Protection of Children. Since the Slovak Republic is the third ratifying State, the Convention will enter into force for Monaco, the Czech Republic (the two other States having ratified) and the Slovak Republic on 1 January 2002.