Child Abduction and Enforcement of Custody Orders Act 1991

“Contracting State”.


3.In this Part “Contracting State” means a state in respect of which the Hague Convention is in force in accordance with the provisions of that Convention and shall be construed so that this Act shall have effect in relation to—

(a) the states which have acceded to that Convention, or any states which may accede to that Convention, and in respect of which the State has made a declaration pursuant to Article 38 of that Convention, and

(b) the places as respects which that Convention has effect by virtue of Articles 39 and 40 of that Convention.