Protection of Children (Hague Convention) Act 2000

Amendment of Child Abduction and Enforcement of Custody Orders Act, 1991.

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17.—The Child Abduction and Enforcement of Custody Orders Act, 1991 , is hereby amended by the insertion after section 36 of the following section:

“Obtaining information as to whereabouts of child.

36A.—The Central Authority in the State may, for the purposes of obtaining any information that is necessary or expedient for the performance of its functions under Article 7( a) of the Hague Convention or, as may be appropriate, Article 5.1. a of the Luxembourg Convention, require any holder of a public office or body financed wholly or partly by means of monies provided by the Oireachtas to provide it with any information in the possession or procurement of the holder or body which would assist in discovering the whereabouts of a child and any such request shall be duly complied with.”.