International Child Abduction is normally committed by another parent. Fortunately, there is an international treaty, the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. This Convention is honoured by most countries in the world, including by all the Provinces and Territories in Canada, and the Canadian government, that with the assistance of experienced lawyers, works very well in recovering such abducted children in most cases.
This website is dedicated to answering basic questions on where to turn and how to help parents and guardians confronted with the nightmare faced when a child is suddenly torn from their usual home and is removed to a foreign jurisdiction, including Canada. Garfin Zeidenberg LLP is particularly experienced to bring your child home.
- The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction
- Hague Convention
- AMCITS – Central Authority contact information Canada
- Hague Conference On International Child Abduction Legal Language Services
- U.S. Department of State – Office of Children’s Issues – Child Abduction Unit
- Israel: Documentation required and procedures to be followed by a parent wishing to travel abroad with a minor child in the absence, or without the consent, of the second parent (January 2003 – March 2006)
- Legal Requirements for Travel from the Ukraine and its Child Abduction Law
- Japan Times article documenting failure of Japan to return abducted children or to sign Hague Convention