Sweden ratifies 1996 Hague Protection of Children Convention

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.