Convention Record [Foreign Relations] Law and Legal Definition

Pursuant to 22 CFR 98.1 (b) [Title 22 Foreign Relations; Chapter I Department of State; Subchapter J Legal and Related Services; Part 98 Intercountry Adoption Convention Record Preservation], Convention Record means any item, collection, or grouping of information contained in an electronic or physical document, an electronic collection of data (including the information contained in the Case Registry), a photograph, an audio or video tape, or any other information storage medium of any type whatever that contains information about a specific past, current, or prospective adoption covered by the Convention (regardless of whether the adoption was made final) that has been generated or received by the Secretary or the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Convention record includes a record, generated or received by the Secretary or DHS, about a specific adoption case involving two Convention countries other than the United States in connection with which the Secretary or DHS performs a Central Authority function.