Under Article 44, paragraph 3, of the Convention, the accession will have effect only as regards the relations between the Kingdom of Cambodia and those Contracting States which have not raised an objection to its accession in the six months after the receipt of the notification referred to in Article 48, sub-paragraph b. For practical reasons, this six months’ period will run from 15 June 2007 to 15 December 2007.
Objections have been received by the following States:
Germany (8 November 2007)"The Federal Republic of Germany raises an objection to the accession of the Kingdom of Cambodia under Article 44 (3) of the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in respect of Intercountry Adoption from 29 May 1993. However, Germany reserves the right to withdraw the objection."
Netherlands (10 December 2007)(Translation)
The Netherlands objects to the accession of Cambodia to the Hague Convention on protection of children and cooperation in respect of intercountry adoption, because it is still unclear whether the adoption process complies with international norms.
United Kingdom (13 December 2007)"In accordance with Article 44, paragraph 3, of the Convention, the United Kingdom hereby objects to the accession of the Kingdom of Cambodia in respect of the United Kingdom of Great Britain, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man and declares that Cambodia's accession will have no effect as regards relations between the United Kingdom and the Kingdom of Cambodia."