What is The Hague Convention?
The Hague Convention is a multilateral treaty between states in relation to the issue of international child abduction. The treaty provides a lawful procedure for seeking the return of abducted children to their home country. It also helps parents to obtain contact or access to children overseas.
Australia and the Hauge Convention:
Australia is part of the treaty. The Australian Central Authority in the Attorney-General’s Department is responsible for administering the Convention.
If a child is removed from Australia, an application can be brought under The Hague Convention for the return of the child to Australia. Generally, the treaty can apply when a child who born in Australia is removed from Australia by one of their parents to another country which is also a party to The Hague Convention, or when a child born in a Hague Convention country is removed from that country and brought to Australia by a parent.
If your child has been removed from Australia, or considering an application to The Hague Convention, or an application has been brought against you, at Stanley & Co. Lawyers we are able to help. Simply, contact us on 08 7132 5636 to speak directly with our Adelaide Family Lawyers.