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Child Abduction Contracting States Notice 2008 (Statutory instrument 153 of 2008)

Statutory instrument 153 of 2008

Child Abduction Contracting States Notice 2008

THE Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, in terms of subsection (1) of section 4 of the Child Abduction Act [Chapter 5:05], hereby makes the following notice—

                                                                      1.   Title

This notice may be cited as the Child Abduction (Contracting States) Notice, 2004

  1. Contracting States and date on which Convention came into force

  • For the purposes of the Act, the States specified in the first column of the Schedule shall be the Contracting States to the Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.
  • The date specified in the second column of the Schedule opposite each Contracting State shall be the date of the coming into force of the Convention as between Zimbabwe and that Contracting State.

                                                                      3.   Repeals

The Child Abduction (Contracting States) Notice, 1996, published in Statutory Instrument 221 of 1999, is repealed.

SCHEDULE (Section 2)

CONTRACTING STATES AND DATES ON WHICH CONVENTION CAME INTO FORCE

BETWEEN THEM AND ZIMBABWE

Contracting States                     Date on which Convention came

into force between Contracting State and Zimbabwe

Albania................................................1st August, 2008

Argentina........................................1st December, 1996

Armenia...............................................1st August, 2008 Australia.................................................1st April, 1996

Austria.................................................1st August, 2008

Belarus.................................................1st August, 2008 Belgium...............................................1st August, 2008 Brazil...................................................1st August, 2008 Bulgaria...............................................1st August, 2008

Canada................................................1st January, 1998

Chile........................................................1st May, 1996 China (Hong Kong).......................1st September, 1997

China (Macao Special

Administrative Region)................1st September 2003

Croatia.................................................1st August, 2008

Cyprus.................................................1st August, 1996

Czech Republic...................................1st May, 1998 Denmark.............................................1st August, 2008

Ecuador...............................................1st August, 2008

Estonia................................................1st August, 2008 Finland....................................................1st May, 2008

France.................................................1st August, 2008

Georgia.............................................. 1st August, 2008

Germany...........................................1st February, 1997

Greece...............................................1st October, 1997

Hungary...................................................1st June 2002

Iceland.................................................1st August, 2008 Ireland................................................1st January, 1997 Italy........................................................1st April, 1997 Israel..................................................1st October, 1997 Latvia..................................................1st August, 2008

Lithuania.............................................1st August, 2008 Luxembourg......................................1st August, 2008

Malta...................................................1st August, 2008

Mexico...........................................1st December, 1995

Monaco………………………………1st August, 2008

Montenegro...................................1st November, 2003

Netherlands (for the Kingdom in

Europe).........................................1st November, 1995

New Zealand..................................1st November, 1995 Norway...............................................1st January, 1997 Panama................................................1st August, 2008

Paraguay..............................................1st August, 2008

Peru.....................................................1st August, 2008 Portugal...............................................1st January, 2002

Poland...................................................1st March, 1998

Romania...............................................1st August, 2008 Serbia..............................................1st November, 2003

Seychelles............................................1st August, 2008 Slovak Republic................................1st February, 2008

Slovenia...............................................1st August, 2008

South Africa.........................................1st August, 2008 Spain........................................................1st June, 1997

Sri Lanka.............................................1st August, 2008

Sweden................................................1st January, 1998

Switzerland..............................................1st May, 1997

The former Yugoslav (Republic of

Macedonia).......................................1st August, 2008 Turkey.................................................1st August, 2008

Ukraine................................................1st August, 2008

United Kingdom of Great Britain

and Northern Ireland........................1st October, 1995

United States of America....................1st August, 1995

Uruguay..............................................1st August, 2008

Venezuela......................................1st September, 1997

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