35 Contracting States for the 1996 Hague Protection of Children Convention

On 14 February 2012, the depositary received the instrument of accession of Montenegro 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 instrument of accession was accompanied by the designation of authorities, reservations and a declaration.

Montenegro has thus become the 35th Contracting State to the 1996 Convention, which will enter into force for Montenegro on 1 January 2013.