Barbados accedes to the Child Abduction and Child Protection Conventions
On 11 July 2019, Barbados deposited its instrument of accession to the HCCH Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (“Child Abduction Convention”). The Child Abduction Convention, which now has 101 Contracting Parties, will enter into force for Barbados on 1 October 2019.
On the same day, Barbados also deposited its instrument of accession to the HCCH 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 (“Child Protection Convention”). The Child Protection Convention, which now has 52 Contracting Parties, will enter into force for Barbados on 1 May 2020.
More information is available on the Child Abduction Section and the Protection of Children Section of the HCCH website.
While not a Member of the HCCH, Barbados is currently Party to three other HCCH instruments (Apostille, Service and Evidence).