Insights and inspiration
Iraq Ratifies The Hague Convention On Child Abduction
06 May 2014
On 9 April 2014, Iraq acceded to the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, which now counts 92 Contracting States as members to the multi-national treaty.
Similar to Japan's decision to join the Hague Convention in January of this year, Iraq's decision is an indication that countries around the world are strongly recognising the severe problems of international parental child abduction.
Following the examples of Japan and Iraq, there is hope that other countries that have still not become contracting members, such as Indonesia, the Philippines and India, will continue to seriously consider accession of the Hague Child Abduction Convention.
Level 15, 175 Liverpool Street
Sydney NSW 2000 Australia
PO Box 21117
World Square NSW 2002 Australia
175 Liverpool Street Parking Station, Entrance via 26 Nithsdale Street
Phone 1800 7275 464 - Closes at Midnight
Goulburn Street Parking Station, Cnr Goulburn & Elizabeth Streets
Phone 1800 727 5464 - Closes at Midnight
The content on this site is not intended to provide legal advice. It is general information only. You should not rely upon it as legal advice. If you would like to discuss anything of interest or concern to you, please contact us. Nothing arising from the information on this site is intended to create a legal relationship between us and any reader.
Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.