Protection of Children (Hague Convention) Act 2000
Orders evidencing entry into force of Convention, etc.
15.—(1) The Minister for Foreign Affairs may by order—
( a) declare:
(i) that in accordance with Article 61.1 the Convention entered or will enter into force for the specified states concerned on a specified date,
(ii) that in accordance with Article 61.2 the Convention entered or will enter into force for a specified state or territorial unit on a specified date,
(iii) that pursuant to Article 58.3 an objection has been raised by a specified contracting state to the accession of a specified state to the Convention,
(iv) that pursuant to Article 59.1 a declaration has been made by a specified contracting state that the Convention shall extend to all its territorial units or only to one or more than one of them to be specified,
(v) that pursuant to Article 62.1 a specified contracting state has denounced the Convention and that the denunciation took effect, or will take effect, on a specified date,
(vi) (I) pursuant to paragraph 2 of Article 34, that request under paragraph 1 of that Article to any authority in the State which has information relevant to the protection of a child shall be communicated to that authority only through the Central Authority,
(II) that pursuant to the said paragraph 2 a declaration has been made by another specified contracting state that requests under the said paragraph 1 to an authority in that contracting state shall be communicated only through its central authority,
(vii) that pursuant to Article 39 an agreement (the text or a translation of which shall be set out in the order) has been entered into between specified contracting states,
(viii) (I) that pursuant to Article 54.2 or 55 a reservation (the text or a translation of which shall be set out in the order) has been made by a specified contracting state,
(II) that pursuant to Article 60.2 a reservation so made has been withdrawn and that it ceased, or will cease, to have effect on a specified date,
( b) designate:
(i) pursuant to paragraph 3 of Article 40 the persons or bodies competent to draw up the certificate mentioned in paragraph 1 of that Article,
(ii) pursuant to Article 44 the authorities within the State to which requests under Article 8, 9 or 33 should be addressed.
(2) An order that is in force under subsection (1) shall be evidence of the matters stated therein.
(3) The Minister for Foreign Affairs may be order amend or revoke an order under this section (including an order under this subsection).
Power pursuant to section exercised (1.01.2011) by Protection of Children (Hague Convention) Act 2000 (Section 15) Order 2010 (S.I. No. 682 of 2010).