International child abduction
The impact of abduction on children and left behind parents can be traumatic.
International law provides in most cases for the speedy return of children to the country where they lived before their abduction.
That law applies to countries which are signatories to the Hague Child Abduction Convention.
Only in rare cases will children not be returned – but there are protections in place to prevent children being returned if doing so would place them at grave risk of harm or in intolerable circumstances.