THE HAGUE CONVENTION on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction ("the Hague Convention") t is a private international treaty in force in approximately seventy-five countries. 2 The Hague Convention addresses international child abduction and generally requires that an abducted child be promptly returned to his or her habitual residence, unless the abductor can invoke one of several defenses set forth in the Hague Convention.
Weiner, Merle H.
"Strengthening Article 20,"
University of San Francisco Law Review: Vol. 38
, Article 3.
Available at: http://repository.usfca.edu/usflawreview/vol38/iss4/3