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Countries That are Signatories to the Hague Convention

The United States is a party to an international treaty known as the “Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.”  If you Google “Hague Convention”, you will find that there are numerous Hague treaties dealing with different topics, such as service of process in foreign countries.  So, if you are researching the topic, make sure you search for the Hague Convention relating to Child Abduction.  This blog post is the first in a series relating to the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.  If you are a parent, and the other parent has kidnapped your child and taken your child to a different country, you may have recourse if the other country is a signatory to the Hague Convention.  The following is the list of countries that are currently signatories to the Hague Convention:

Argentina

Australia

Austria

Bahamas, The

Belgium

Belize

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Brazil

Bulgaria

Burkina Faso

Canada

Chile

China – (Hong Kong and Macau only)

                Hong Kong

                Macau

Colombia

Costa Rica

Croatia

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Denmark

Dominican Republic

Ecuador

El Salvador

Estonia

Finland

France

Germany

Greece

Guatemala

Honduras

Hungary

Iceland

Ireland

Israel

Italy

Latvia

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Macedonia, Republic of

Malta

Mauritius

Mexico

Monaco

Montenegro

Morocco

Netherlands

New Zealand

Norway

Panama

Paraguay

Peru

Poland

Portugal

Romania

Saint Kitts and Nevis

San Marino

Serbia

Slovakia

Singapore

Slovenia

South Africa

Spain

Sri Lanka

Sweden

Switzerland

Turkey

Ukraine

United Kingdom

                Bermuda

                Cayman Islands

                Falkland Islands

                Isle of Man

                Montserrat

Uruguay

Venezuela

Zimbabwe

 

See also the complete list on the US Department of Travel Website:

http://travel.state.gov/abduction/resources/congressreport/congressreport

© 2021 Odin, Feldman & Pittleman, P.C.National Law Review, Volume III, Number 220
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