14 December 2012
The ceremony was attended by Mr Park Chull-joo, Minister-Counsellor, and Ms Sejin Lee, Legal Officer and Second Secretary, from the Embassy and Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea in the Hague, as well as by Mr Damoiseaux, Head of the Treaties Division and Mr Van Eijndhoven, Head of Publication Section from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands. Ms Louise Ellen Teitz, First Secretary, represented the Hague Conference on Private International Law.
The 1980 Child Abduction Convention will enter into force for the Republic of Korea on 1 March 2013. The Republic of Korea is the 89th Contracting State to the Convention.