34 Contracting States for the 1996 Hague Protection of Children Convention

On Tuesday 7 February 2012, Greece deposited its instrument of ratification of 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 and thus became the 34th Contracting State. The instrument of ratification was accompanied by a declaration and the designation of a Central Authority. The Convention will enter into force for Greece on 1 June 2012.