Overview of the Bill
1 The purpose of the Bill is to provide for the implementation in domestic law of international agreements on Private International Law (PIL).
2 The Bill contains two main clauses:
● Clause 1 implements the following three international agreements drawn up under the auspices of the Hague Conference on Private International Law:
o the 1996 Hague Convention on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, Recognition, Enforcement and Co-operation in respect of Parental Responsibility and Measures for the Protection of Children ("the 1996 Hague Convention");
o the 2005 Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements ("the 2005 Hague Convention"); and
o the 2007 Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and other Forms of Family Maintenance ("the 2007 Hague Convention").
● Clause 2 creates a delegated power which allows the Government to implement international agreements on PIL in domestic law in future via secondary legislation.