Protection of Children (Hague Convention) Act 2000

Convention to have force of law.


2.—(1) Subject to the provisions of F2[the Council Regulation and this Act], the Convention shall have the force of law in the State.

(2) Judicial notice shall be taken of the Convention.

(3) The text, in the English language, of the Convention is set out for convenience of reference in the Schedule to this Act.




Substituted (1.03.2005) by European Communities (Judgments in Matrimonial Matters and Matters of Parental Responsibility) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 112 of 2005), reg. 10(b).