The Child Protection Convention enters into force for Guyana and Nicaragua
On 1 December 2019, 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”) entered into force for Guyana, following the deposit of its instrument of accession on 5 February 2019.
On the same day, the Child Protection Convention entered into force for Nicaragua following the deposit of its instrument of accession on 27 February 2019.
Although not yet Member States of the HCCH, Guyana is currently party to four other HCCH Conventions and Nicaragua is currently party to five other HCCH Conventions.
The Child Protection Convention currently has 52 Contracting Parties.
More information is available on the Child Protection Section of the HCCH website.