Singapore Acceeds to the Hague Convention on International Child Abductions

Posted by Jeremy Morley | Feb 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

Singapore has acceded to the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. The accession occurred on December 28, 2010 and will have effect from March 1, 2011. No country has yet accepted the accession and so even after the effective date the Convention will not be in force between Singapore and any other country until other Hague countries expressly accept the accession.  Singapore enacted the International Child Abduction Act on 16 September 2010 to implement Singapore's obligations under the Convention. The Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports is designated the Central Authority to discharge the relevant functions under the Act.

Follow the link below to read the full text of the Act:

Singapore International Child Abduction Act

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Jeremy D. Morley was admitted to the New York Bar in 1975 and concentrates on international family law. His firm works with clients around the world from its New York office, with a global network of local counsel. Mr. Morley is the author of "International Family Law Practice,...


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