Hague Convention on Parental Responsibility & Child Protection

AUGUST 1997

RESOLVED, that the American Bar Association urges:

1) The Senate of the United States to give its advice and consent to ratification of the Hague Convention on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, Recognition, Enforcement and Co-operation in Respect of Parental Responsibility and Measures for the Protection of children, the final text of which was adopted by the Hague Conference on Private International Law on October 19, 1996; and

2) The Congress of the United States to enact legislation to permit the United States to fully and uniformly implement this Convention which concerns custody matters and other measures taken for the protection of children and their property.