Campaign Against International Child Abduction
The Campaign Against International Child Abduction of the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC) is made up of the following programs:
International child abduction is a phenomenon that occurs on a daily basis and affects every nation. Abducted children can suffer physical and emotional harm and find themselves isolated from the environment to which they have become accustomed and from a parent, family members, friends, and school. Victim parents often encounter difficult legal, financial, cultural, and linguistic barriers when trying to recover their child or even in gaining access to their child. While awareness of the issue of international child abduction is increasing, there is still a great deal left to do. Legal and social systems must be improved in order to assist in the resolution of these cases in a swift and consistent manner.