Cross-border parental child abduction

30-01-2015

When families break down, some parents resort to unlawful child abduction, taking their child abroad without the consent of the other parent. Seeking legal remedy is often complex and frustrating because of the different jurisdictions involved. The 1980 Hague Convention is the main international instrument in this area, and now has 93 participating states, including all EU Member States.

When families break down, some parents resort to unlawful child abduction, taking their child abroad without the consent of the other parent. Seeking legal remedy is often complex and frustrating because of the different jurisdictions involved. The 1980 Hague Convention is the main international instrument in this area, and now has 93 participating states, including all EU Member States.