9 October 2012
On 26 September 2012, Sweden 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. The instrument was accompanied by a reservation.
The Convention will, in accordance with its Article 61(2)(a), enter into force for Sweden on 1 January 2013. With the exception of Belgium and Italy, all EU Member States are now Parties to the 1996 Convention.