Dominican Republic joins 1996 Protection of Children Convention

On 14 December 2009, the Dominican Republic deposited its instrument of accession to 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 Convention will enter into force for the Dominican Republic on 1 October 2010.