Declarations
Reservations

Articles: 34,54,55,60

Pursuant to Article 34, paragraph 2 of the Convention, the Government of Malta declares, that requests received under Article 34, paragraph 1 of the Convention are to be communicated to its authorities only through its Central Authority.
Pursuant to Article 54 paragraph 2 of the Convention, the Government of Malta declares, that it cannot accept communications in the French language.
Pursuant to Article 60 and Article 55, paragraph 1 of the Convention, the Government of Malta reserves:
a) the jurisdiction of its authorities to take measures directed to the protection of property of a child situated on its territory;
b) the right not to recognise any parental responsibility or measure in so far as it is incompatible with any measure taken by its authorities in relation to that property.
Articles 23, 26 and 52 of the Convention allow Contracting Parties a degree of flexibility in order to apply a simple and rapid regime for the recognition and enforcement of judgements. The Community rules provide for a system of recognition and enforcement which is at least as favourable as the rules laid down in the Convention. Accordingly, a judgment given in a Court of a Member State of the European Union, in respect of a matter relating to the Convention, shall be recognised and enforced in Malta by application of the relevant internal rules of Community law.