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The Hague Domestic Violence Project

The Hague Domestic Violence Project was formed to help battered mothers, attorneys, judges, and advocates incorporate child exposure to domestic violence as a defense to prevent the otherwise required return of the child to her or his home country, and to a potentially abusive parent. The project continues its work through the American Bar Association Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence, offering national training and technical assistance on Hague Convention cases where domestic violence is an issue.

Representing Battered Respondents under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction

This Practice Guide is intended to assist attorneys and domestic violence victim advocates in their representation and work with battered mother respondents in the United States in cases filed under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.

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Technical Assistance for Professionals Representing Victims in Hague Convention Cases

The Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence's Hague Domestic Violence Project provides individualized support, training, consultation, and technical assistance around Hague Convention cases. The Project's Resources are available to attorneys, advocates, and judges.

Technical Assistance Form - HERE

The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction in Cases Involving Allegations of Domestic Abuse Judicial Bench Guides

The Hague Domestic Violence Project, in cooperation with various states, have created state specific judicial bench guides for the states of California, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Texas, and Washington. The Bench Guides are intended for judges handling Hague Convention cases involving allegations of domestic violence by the respondent.

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Create a Bench Guide for Your State

We understand that these state specific bench guides may not be of complete assistance to judges hearing cases outside of those states, so we have developed a Model Bench Guide that can be adapted for other states. If you are interested in creating a bench guide for your area, please contact us

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