Current Uniform Acts
Hague Convention - Child Abduction - Uniform Act (1989)
UNIFORM ACT RESPECTING
THE CONVENTION OF THE HAGUE CONFERENCE
ON PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL LAW
ON THE CIVIL ASPECTS OF
INTERNATIONAL CHILD ABDUCTION
1. In this Act, "convention" means the Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction set out in the Schedule hereto.
Convention in force in Province
2. On, from and after the date the convention enters into force in respect of the Province as determined by the convention, except (note any reservation which is allowed and made under the convention), the convention is in force in the Province and the provisions thereof are law in the Province.
3. The (Minister of or ) shall be the Central Authority for the Province for the purpose of the Convention.
Request to ratify Convention
4. The (Minister of or ) shall request the Government of Canada to submit a declaration to the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands declaring that the convention extends to the Province except (note any reservation which is allowed and made under the convention).
Publication of date
5. The (Minister of or ) shall publish in the Gazette the date the convention comes into force in the Province.
6. The Lieutenant-Governor in Council may make such regulations as are necessary to carry out the intent and purpose of this Act.
This Act prevails
7. Where there is a conflict between this Act and any enactment, this Act prevails.
Although the Convention forms part of the Act as the Schedule, it is not set out here; it appears on page 156 of the 1980 Proceedings. and on the web site of the Hague Conference on Private International Law, www.hcch.net
This Act was prepared in order to assist jurisdictions that are adopting the Convention.