The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction
A court order from one country is not enforceable in another country.
The Hague Convention is an international treaty between consenting countries. It is designed to
help parents enforce a custody order where the child has been wrongfully removed to, or retained
in, a signatory county.
The list of signatories changes from time to time but includes the US, the UK and most European
Countries. Approximately 50 countries have adopted this treaty.
The primary goal of this Treaty is to aid in the enforcement of a custody order.
ChildFind.ca may offer practical assistance to a parent in this situation.
Please note: If you are involved in a matrimonial dispute, we
strongly recommend that you retain a lawyer to represent
you at the first possible opportunity;
This site and this note are designed only to acquaint you with a
few (and only a few) of the issues that may affect you.
It is not intended as legal advice on any specific case.
You are well advised to retain the services of an
experienced lawyer as soon as possible.
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