Good Practice Report: Handling Hague Abduction Convention Return Applications

(NCMEC) This report is meant to be an objective analysis of the procedures and systems of 7 of the states with the highest Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction caseloads: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Mexico, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America. The report aims to assess the strengths and weaknesses of each State, offer practical recommendations for reform in the countries investigated, and offer possible models to those States considering accession to the Hague Convention. This Good Practice report is designed for use by Central Authorities, legal professionals, judges, and Contracting States as a guide for improved practice; newly Contracting states as a guide for establishing good practices; and legislators, parents, and interested parties to enact and implement improvements within their own countries.