Child Abduction and Enforcement of Custody Orders Act, 1991


2.—In this Act—

“Central Authority in the State” shall be construed in accordance with section 8 or 22 (as may be appropriate) of this Act;

“child” where used in the context of the Children Act, 1908, includes a young person within the meaning of that Act;

“the Court” means the High Court;

“the Hague Convention” means the Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, signed at The Hague on the 25th day of October, 1980;

“health board” means a health board established under the Health Act, 1970 ;

“the Luxembourg Convention” means the European Convention on Recognition and Enforcement of Decisions concerning Custody of Children and on Restoration of Custody of Children, signed at Luxembourg on the 20th day of May, 1980;

“the Minister” means the Minister for Justice;

“prescribed” means prescribed by regulations made by the Minister under this Act;

“probation and welfare officer” means a person appointed by the Minister to be a probation and welfare officer or to be a welfare officer or probation officer.