30th Contracting State for the 1996 Hague Convention on protection of children

On Monday, 31 January 2011, the instrument of acceptance by the Kingdom of the Netherlands of the Convention on jurisdiction, applicable law, recognition, enforcement and co-operation in respect of parental responsibility and measures for the protection of children was deposited with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague. The Convention will enter into force for the Kingdom of the Netherlands - for the European part of the Netherlands, for the Caribbean part of the Netherlands and for Curaçao - on 1 May 2011.