When Can A Case Be Denied Under The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction

Not every case under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction will be approved and not every parent will be assisted in getting access to a wrongfully retained or abducted child. The Convention’s requirements need to be complied with for a parental abduction case to be recognized. If an applicant under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction does not meet the formal requirements for an application the denying state must advise the Central Authority or the applicant as to the specific reasons why it is denying an application.

 Article 27

When it is manifest that the requirements of this Convention are not fulfilled or that the application is otherwise not well founded, a Central Authority is not bound to accept the application. In that case, the Central Authority shall forthwith inform the applicant or the Central Authority through which the application was submitted, as the case may be, of its reasons.

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