Hague Convention On The Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction - Procedural Nature

Procedural Nature

Family law
Marriage & Similar status
  • Marriage
  • Types of marriages
  • Prenuptial agreement
  • Cohabitation
  • Civil union
  • Domestic partnership
Dissolution of marriage
  • Divorce
  • Annulment
  • Alimony
  • Void and Voidable marriage
  • Separation
  • Parenting plan
  • Residence (ENG)
  • Parental rights
  • Parenting coordinator (USA)
Parent legal
  • Paternity
  • Legitimacy
  • Child custody
  • Legal guardian
  • Adoption
  • Child support
  • Contact & Visitation
  • Grandparent visitation
Child legal
  • U.N. Rights of the Child
  • Children's rights
  • Emancipation
  • Foster care
  • Ward
Conflict of laws
  • Conflict of laws
  • Divorce
  • Marriage
Related areas
  • Family
  • Adultery
  • Paternity fraud
  • Bigamy
  • CAFCASS (ENG)
  • CPS (USA)
  • Child abuse
  • Domestic violence
  • Incest
  • Child-selling

The Convention does not provide any substantive rights. The Convention provides that the court in which a Hague Convention action is filed should not consider the merits of any underlying child custody dispute, but should determine only that country in which those issues should be heard. Return of the child is to the member nation rather than specifically to the left-behind parent.

The Convention mandates return of any child who was a “habitual resident” in a contracting nation immediately before an action that constitutes a breach of custody or access rights. The Convention provides that all Contracting States, as well as any judicial and administrative bodies of those Contracting States, “shall act expeditiously in all proceedings seeking the return of a children” and that those institutions shall use the most expeditious procedures available to the end that final decision be made within six weeks from the date of commencement of the proceedings.

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