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Sweden ratifies Protection of Children Convention

Sweden last month became the latest EU Member State to ratify the Hague Convention on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, Recognition, Enforcement and Co-operation in Respect of Parental Responsibility and Measures for the Protection of Children.

The Convention was signed in The Hague on 19th October 1996, and is intended to improve the international protection of children by providing uniform rules on jurisdiction, applicable law, recognition and enforcement for decisions on parental responsibility and measures for the protection of children.

It also establishes a system of administrative co-operation to facilitate the operation of the Convention across international borders.

The Convention will enter into force for Sweden on 1st January 2013.

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