Guardianship of Infants Act 1964


F26 [ Rights and responsibilities equivalent to guardianship arising in another state

6D. (1) Subject to this section, a person shall be the guardian of a child where he or she has

(a) pursuant to a judgment that is entitled to recognition in accordance with the provisions of the Council Regulation or the Convention,

(b) pursuant to a measure that is entitled to recognition in accordance with the provisions of the Convention, or

(c) by operation of the law of a state other than the State as provided for in Chapter III of the Convention,

acquired, in respect of the child, rights and responsibilities that are equivalent to guardianship.

(2) The court may, in accordance with this Act and, where applicable, the Council Regulation and the Convention, remove, vary or enforce the rights and responsibilities of a guardian to whom subsection (1) applies.

(3) In this section

Convention means the Convention on jurisdiction, applicable law, recognition, enforcement and co-operation in respect of parental responsibility and measures for the protection of children, signed at the Hague on the 19th day of October, 1996;

Council Regulation means Council Regulation (EC) No. 2201/2003 of 27 November 2003 1 concerning jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in matrimonial matters and the matters of parental responsibility, repealing Regulation (EC) No. 1347/2000;

judgment means a judgment as defined in Chapter I of Article 2 of the Council Regulation;

measure means a judgment or decision which is made in accordance with Chapter II of the Convention;

person includes a person, institution or other body. ]