Important Topic: Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child

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The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction or Hague Abduction Convention is a multilateral treaty which came into existence on 1st December, 1983.

It is developed by the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH) that provides an expeditious method to return a child internationally abducted by a parent from one member country to another. India is not a signatory to the Convention. A recent Supreme Court judgement accorded courts in India unlimited discretion to determine which parent should have the custody of minor children involved in International parental child abduction.

The verdict holds that Indian courts can decline the relief of repatriation of a child to the parent living abroad even if a foreign court, located in the country from where the child was removed, has already passed orders for the child's repatriation.



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