February 12, 2019 Feature

Proceedings Under the Hague Child Abduction Convention: 2017–2018

Robert G. Spector

Introduction

Most U.S. international family law litigation involves the Child Abduction Convention (CAC)1 and its implementing legislation, the International Child Abduction Remedies Act2 (ICARA). It is probably the most litigated treaty in history.3 Because of the large volume of cases, the Family Law Quarterly has decided to split these cases off from their traditional place in the annual Review of the Year in Family Law (also known as the “Law in 50” issue) into their own article.

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