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Details of Treaty No.071
|Title||European Convention on the Repatriation of Minors|
|Opening of the treaty||The Hague, 28/05/1970 - Treaty open for signature by the member States and for accession by non-member States|
|Entry into Force||28/07/2015 - 3 Ratifications.|
This Convention shall apply to minors in the territory of a Contracting State whose repatriation is requested by another Contracting State for one of the following reasons:
a. the presence of the minor in the territory of the requested State is against the will of the person or persons having parental authority in respect of him;
b. the presence of the minor in the territory of the requested State is incompatible with a measure of protection or re-education taken in respect of him by the competent authorities of the requesting State;
c. the presence of the minor is necessary in the territory of the requesting State because of the institution of proceedings there with a view to taking measures of protection and re-education in respect of him.
This Convention shall also apply to the repatriation of minors whose presence in its territory a Contracting State deems to be incompatible with its own interests or with the interests of the minors concerned, provided that its legislation authorises removal of the minor from its territory.
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