Belgium becomes the 41st Contracting State to the 1996 Hague Child Protection Convention

On 28 May 2014, Belgium deposited its instrument of ratification to 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, thus bringing the total number of Contracting States to 41.

The Convention will enter into force for Belgium on 1 September 2014.