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The Hague Convention on International Child Abduction


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General Editor's Preface Preface Table of Cases Table of Legislation Introduction Sociological Review and Analysis of International Child Abduction The Evolution of an International Convention: The Hague Model Aims Removal and Retention Rights of Custody Habitual residence Article 13(1)(a): Has the Dispossessed Parent Consented or Subsequently Acquiesced in the Removal or Retention? The Protection of Children where a return may result in Harm: Article 13(1)(b), Undertakings & Article 20 2: The Right of a Mature Minor to object to a Return: Article 13 Article 12(2): The Child is now settled in its New Environment Rights of Access Relationship of the Hague Convention with Other International Instruments Interpretation The Child Abduction Convention in Practice Conclusions Appendix 1: English and French Text of the Convention Appendix 2: Table of Ratifications and Accessions Appendix 3: Hague Convention Statistics Index

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Paul Beaumont is Professor of Law and Head of the Department of Public Law in the University of Aberdeen Peter McEleavey is Part time Lecturer in Law at the London School of Economics


Written in a clear and elegant style, this monograph accomplishes its goals of presenting the convention in its practical and theoretical aspects, drawing on a broad spectrum of sources, both judicial and academic, in an international perspective. The Oxford series has set a very high standard, and Beaumont & McEleavy have certainly lived up to it. McGill Law Journal ... valuable to anyone seeking clear and detailed explanations of how the convention actually works. McGill Law Journal ... provides a timely examination of the theoretical and practical aspects of the Hague Convention. McGill Law Journal ... a significant contribution to the literature on transborder child custody and the international community's response to it. McGill Law Journal This is a book of first class scholarship ... the authors offer thoughtful and incisive criticism on every topic. No one working in the area of international family law will want to be without this book. Anyone considering writing a legal commentary on an international convention would be wise to study what is a truly exemplary work. International and Comparative Law Quarterly The important Oxford Monographs in Private International Law series has recently been enriched by this book devoted to one of the most widely ratified Hague Conventions: the 1980 Convention on international child-kidnapping. Revue Critique de Droit Internationale Prive ... this book provides a wealth of information from both the social and legal points of view ... this text should be a standard reference work in regards to the Hague Convention on International Child Abduction. Mediterranean Journal of Human Rights

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