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Guide for applicants - Applying for the return of a child under the Hague Convention

International
Parental child abduction
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The Hague Convention on the civil aspects of international child abduction is an international agreement which seeks to protect children from the harmful effects of abduction and retention across international boundaries. The Convention provides a procedure to bring about the prompt return of children to their home country, as well as to secure rights of access to children.

The guide helps applications understand the requirements your application must satisfy in order to meet the terms of the convention.