The Russian Federation joins the 1996 Hague Convention on protection of children

On 20 August 2012, the Russian Federation 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 instrument of accession was accompanied by reservations and a declaration.

The 1996 Convention will enter into force for the Russian Federation on 1 June 2013.