Jamaica accedes to the Apostille Convention

On 2 November 2020, Jamaica deposited its instrument of accession to the HCCH Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents (Apostille Convention). With the accession of Jamaica, the Apostille Convention now has 119 Contracting Parties. It will enter into force for Jamaica on 3 July 2021. More information on this Convention is available on...

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Jamaica: Child Abduction Convention Enters into Force

On 1 May 2017, the Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction entered into force for Jamaica. After having deposited its instrument of accession to the Convention on 24 February 2017, Jamaica became the 97th Contracting State to the instrument. More information is available on the Child Abduction Section of the Hague Conference website. While not a Member...

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Jamaica joins Child Abduction Convention - 150th State connected to HCCH

On 24 February 2017, Jamaica deposited its instrument of accession to the Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction and thus became the 97th Contracting State to that Convention. The Convention will enter into force for Jamaica on 1 May 2017. Jamaica has also designated a judge to the International Hague Network of Judges (IHNJ) specialised in...

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