Child Abduction Convention enters into force for Botswana

Today, 1 February 2023, the Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (1980 Child Abduction Convention) entered into force for the Republic of Botswana following the deposit of its instrument of accession on 14 November 2022.

The 1980 Child Abduction Convention currently has 103 Contracting Parties. More information on this Convention is available on the Child Abduction Section of the HCCH website.

Although not yet a Member of the HCCH, Botswana is a Contracting Party to six HCCH Conventions.