Jamaica: Child Abduction Convention Enters into Force

On 1 May 2017, the Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction entered into force for Jamaica. After having deposited its instrument of accession to the Convention on 24 February 2017, Jamaica became the 97th Contracting State to the instrument.

More information is available on the Child Abduction Section of the Hague Conference website.

While not a Member of the HCCH yet, Jamaica has now joined its first Hague Convention, thus becoming the 150th State to be connected to the HCCH.