September 02, 2020 Feature

Proceedings Under the Hague Child Abduction Convention: 2018–2019

Robert G. Spector

Introduction

Most U.S. international family law litigation involved the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction1 and its implementing legislation, the International Child Abduction Remedies Act (ICARA).2 U.S. federal and state courts have concurrent jurisdiction to decide on a request for the return of a child under the Convention.

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