Child Abduction and Enforcement of Custody Orders Act 1991

Jurisdiction of the Court for purposes of Part II.


7.(1) For the purposes of this Part and the Hague Convention the Court shall have jurisdiction to hear and determine applications under that Convention.

F8[(2) For the purposes of such applications

(a) references to "judicial or administrative authority" in the Hague Convention, and

(b) references to F9["authority competent for enforcement"] and to "court" in F9[Chapter III] of the Council Regulation,

shall be construed as references to the Court unless the context otherwise requires.]




Substituted (1.03.2005) by European Communities (Judgments in Matrimonial Matters and Matters of Parental Responsibility) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 112 of 2005), s. 8(c).


Substituted (1.08.2022) by European Union (Decisions in Matrimonial Matters and in Matters of Parental Responsibility and International Child Abduction) Regulations 2022 (S.I. No. 400 of 2022), reg. 9(b)(i), (ii), in effect as per reg. 1(2).