Foreign Affairs: Status of U.S. Parental Child Abductions to Germany, Switzerland, and Austria

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DIANE Publishing, 2000 - 53 pages
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About 1,000 children are abducted by one of their parents from the U.S. annually. Pursuant to the 1980 Hague Conv. on the Civil Aspects of Internat. Child Abduction, left-behind parents can apply for the return of, or access to (visitation) their children located in the countries that are parties to the Convention with the foreign country's gov't. The Convention governs how these applications are handled & adjudicated in the foreign country where the child is located. Several countries, including Germany, Austria, & Sweden, have not met their commitments under this Convention. This report includes info. on the outcome of cases initiated by parents left behind in the U.S. from Jan. 95-May 00.

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Page 15 - ... there is a grave risk that his or her return would expose the child to physical or psychological harm or otherwise place the child in an intolerable situation.
Page 3 - The Honorable Jesse Helms Chairman, Committee on Foreign Relations United States Senate Dear Mr. Chairman...
Page 9 - VI of this report. We are sending copies of this report to interested congressional committees; the Secretary of Defense; the Secretary of the Navy; and the Director, Office of Management and Budget.
Page 3 - States, or to retain a child outside the United States with the intent to obstruct the lawful exercise of parental rights.
Page 10 - Sincerely yours, Jess T. Ford Associate Director International Relations and Trade Issues...
Page 8 - SEC officials provided written comments on a draft of this report (see app. II).
Page 44 - The goal of the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction is to protect children from the harmful effects of wrongful removal or retention.
Page 15 - ... body having rights of custody has acquiesced in the removal or retention; or (b) the child has resided in that other Member State for a period of at least one year after the person, institution or other body having rights of custody has had or should have had knowledge of the whereabouts of the child and the child is settled in his or her new environment and at least one of the following conditions is met: (i) within one year after the holder of rights of custody has had or should have had knowledge...
Page 8 - We recorded the results of our analysis of State's files in a database.

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