Cabo Verde accedes to the Child Abduction and Child Protection Conventions

The Permanent Bureau has been informed that on 4 October 2022 the Republic of Cabo Verde deposited its instrument of accession to the Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (Child Abduction Convention) and the 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 (Child Protection Convention).

With the accession of Cabo Verde, the Child Abduction Convention now has 102 Contracting Parties. It will enter into force for Cabo Verde on 1 January 2023. For the Child Protection Convention, with the accession of Cabo Verde it now has 54 Contracting Parties. The Convention will enter into force for Cabo Verde on 1 August 2023.

More information on these Conventions is available on the Child Abduction Section and the Child Protection Section of the HCCH website.

Although not yet a Member of the HCCH, Cabo Verde is now a Contracting Party to four HCCH Conventions.