The United Kingdom joins the 1996 Hague Child Protection Convention

On 27 July 2012, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland deposited its instrument of ratification in respect 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. The instrument of ratification was accompanied by declarations and a reservation.

The 1996 Convention will enter into force for the United Kingdom on 1 November 2012.