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B-53: INTER-AMERICAN CONVENTION ON THE INTERNATIONAL RETURN OF CHILDREN

ADOPTED AT: MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY

DATE: 07/15/89

CONF/ASSEM/MEETING: FOURTH INTER-AMERICAN SPECIALIZED CONFERENCE ON PRIVATE    
INTERNATIONAL LAW   

ENTRY INTO FORCE: 11/04/94   ON THE THIRTIETH DAY FOLLOWING THE DATE OF      
DEPOSIT OF THE SECOND INSTRUMENT OF RATIFICATION

DEPOSITORY: OAS GENERAL SECRETARIAT (ORIGINAL INSTRUMENT AND RATIFICATIONS)

TEXT: OAS, TREATY SERIES, NO. 70 

UN REGISTRATION:   /  /    No.         Vol. 

OBSERVATIONS: For each State ratifying or acceding to the Convention after the deposit of the second instrument of ratification, the Convention shall enter into force on the thirtieth day after deposit by such State of its instrument of ratification or accession.
                                                                                           

GENERAL INFORMATION OF THE TREATY: B-53   
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SIGNATORY COUNTRIES    SIGNATURE REF   RA/AC/AD REF   DEPOSIT INST  INFORMA REF
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Antigua and Barbuda..     /  /         05/24/05       05/31/05 RA   05/31/05 8
Argentina ...........   11/24/92       01/11/01       02/15/01 RA   02/16/01 4   
Belize ..............     /  /         06/11/97       07/16/97 RA     /  /     
Bolivia .............   07/15/89       08/12/98       10/08/98 RA     /  /   7  
Brazil ..............   07/15/89       03/17/94       05/03/94 RA     /  /     
Colombia ............   07/15/89   10  12/05/08  D    03/11/09 RA     /  /     
Costa Rica ..........   05/22/97       11/22/00       04/26/01 RA     /  /     
Ecuador .............   07/15/89       01/25/02       03/08/02 RA     /  /   6  
Guatemala ...........   07/15/89         /  /           /  /          /  /     
Haiti ...............   07/15/89         /  /           /  /          /  /     
Mexico ..............   04/06/92       07/29/94       10/05/94 RA     /  /   5  
Nicaragua............     /  /         10/20/04       12/06/04 AD   06/07/05 9 
Paraguay ............   07/15/89       09/27/96       10/08/96 RA     /  /   2 
Peru ................   07/15/89       01/25/05       03/02/05 RA     /  /     
Uruguay .............   07/15/89       06/05/01       08/31/01 RA     /  /     
Venezuela ...........   07/15/89   1   05/28/96  R    06/26/96 RA   05/12/97 3 
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REF = REFERENCE 					INST = TYPE OF INSTRUMENT
D = DECLARATION 					RA = RATIFICATION
R = RESERVATION 					AC = ACCEPTANCE
INFORMA = INFORMATION REQUIRED BY THE TREATY		AD = ACCESSION
 
*DECLARATIONS/RESERVATIONS/DENUNCIATIONS/WITHDRAWALS
 

B-53: INTER-AMERICAN CONVENTION ON THE INTERNATIONAL RETURN OF CHILDREN

 
1.- Venezuela
	Venezuela expressed a reservation regarding Article 34. 
 
2.- Paraguay
Paraguay designated the General Directorate for the Protection of
Minors, an office of the Ministry of Justice and Labor, as the Central 
Authority responsible for complying with the obligations imposed by the
Convention on the States Party, in accordance with Article 7 of the Convention.
September 27, 1996.
 
Designation of Central Authority:
February 10, 2003
Secretaría Nacional de la Niñez la Adolescencia
Secretaría Ejecutiva: Dra. Lourdes Margarita Barboza
Paraguayo Independiente No 813 e/ Ayolas y Montevideo
Teléfono-Fax: 595-21-446-765 
On December 23, 2003, Paraguay designated the "Dirección de Asuntos
Legales" of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as the central authority
for the Inter-American Convention on the International Return of Children
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Dirección de Asuntos Legales
Contact: Tomás Rocholl
Address: Juan E´Oleary esquina Presidente Franco 222
Phone:  595-21-498-126,  595-21-450-790,
Fax: 595-21-493-910
December 15, 2004
Secretaría Nacional de la Niñez y la Adolescencia depending of the
Presidencia de la República, in substitution of the Dirección de
Asuntos Legales of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Paraguay.
Address: Mariscal López casi Pitiantuta
Telephones: 595-21-207 160/4
Fax: 595-21-207 163
 
3.- Venezuela
Venezuela designated the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as its
Central Authority, in accordance with Article 7 of the Convention.
April 29, 1997 (Note: 00492, Ministry of Foreign Affairs)                                            
                                                                              
4.- Argentina
 
Argentina designated the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Worship - 
General Directorate of Legal Affairs - as the central authority under the provisions 
of Article 7.II of the Convention.
(16 de febrero de 2001).
 
5.- Mexico
On May 4, 2004, Mexico appointed the Secretariat for Foreign Affairs
- Office of Family Law - as central authority in charge of the fullfilment
of the obligations established in the Inter-American Convention on the
International Return of Children, in the terms referred to in article 7
of the said Convention.
Information: Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores
Dirección General de Protección y Asuntos Consulares
Oficina de Derecho de Familia

                                            
Address: Ricardo Flores Magón No. 2, Anexo II, Planta baja,
Colonia Cuauhtémoc, Código Postal, 06995
México, Distrito Federal,
México
Telephone: 91-57-43-81
Fax: 50-62-30-84 y 50-62-30-47
E-mail: dgpaconsulares@sre.gob.mx
 

On February 23, 2013, Mexico informed on the designation of the

"Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores – Dirección General de Protección a

Mexicanos en el Exterior- Dirección de Derecho de Familia" as the central authority

for the inter-American Convention on the international return of children.

Plaza Juárez # 20, Piso 17, Col. Centro, Delegación Cuauhtémoc, México, D. F. 0610
Tel: +52 (55) 368-’5856 / Fax: +52 (55) 3686-5865 / Email: dgpmexteior@ser.gob.mx

Roberto Rodríguez Hernández
General Director

Julián Adem Díaz de León
Protection Deputy Director General

María Cristina Oropeza Zorrilla
Director of Family Law
moroperza@sre.gob.mx

Claudia Sierra Martínez
Assistant Director of Restitution of Minors
csierra@sre.gob.mx

 
6.- Ecuador: Designation of Central Authority (January 13, 2005)
On January 13, 2005, the Government of Ecuador appointed the following
central authority in regards of the Inter-American Convention on the
International Return of Children: 
Dr. Iván Gomezjurado Cevallos
Presidente
Consejo Nacional de la Niñez y la Adolescencia
Edificio Tarqui, Santa María y Amazonas
Quito, Ecuador
Phone: (593) 9 872 0029
 

On July 13, 2012, Ecuador  informed on the designation of the "abogado Jorge Luis Cáceres - Consejo Nacional de la Niñez y Adolescencia (CNNA)" as the Central Authority for the purpose of the Inter-American Convention on Support Obligations, the Inter-American Convention on International Traffic in Minors and the Inter-American Convention on the Return of Children.

 
7.- Bolivia: Designation of Central Authority (January 13, 2005)
On January 13, 2005, Bolivia appointed the following central authority in
regards of the Inter-American Convention on the International Return of
Children: 
Dra. Elizabeth Patiño Duran
Viceministro de la Juventud, Niñez y Tercera Edad
E-mail: vicejunite@alamo.entelnet.bo
Phone / Fax: (591-2) 215-0090
8.- Antigua and Barbuda: Designation of Central Authority 
On May 31, 2005, Antigua and Barbuda designated the office of the Attorney 
General as the central authority under the Inter-American Convention on the
International Return of Children.
 
9.- Nicaragua: Designation of Central Authority
On June 7, 2005, Nicaragua appointed the Consejo Nacional de Atención y 
Protección Integral a la Niñez y la Adolescencia (CONAPINA) as the central authority 
responsible for the compliance of the obligations established in the Inter-American 
Convention on the International Return of Children, according to article 7.
 
10.- Colombia: Designation of Central Authority
On December 5, 2008, Colombia designated the Instituto Colombiano de Bienestar (ICBG) as its
Central Authority responsible for the compliance of the obligations established in the Inter-American 
Convention on the International Return of Children, according to article 7
Address: Avenida Carrera 68 Nº 64 C'75
Telephone: +57 (1) 4377630
www.bienestarfamiliar.gov.co
 

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