HAGUE CONVENTION ON CHILD ABDUCTION – AUSTRALIA AND REPUBLIC OF KOREA
The following is the content of an Attorney General’s Press Release issued 9 June 2015:
“The Australian Government welcomes the entry into force of the Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction between Australia and the Republic of Korea.
The Hague Child Abduction Convention protects children from the harm caused by international child abduction. It provides a legal mechanism to ensure that children who are wrongfully removed from, or retained outside, their country of habitual residence, by a parent, guardian or caregiver are returned as quickly as possible to that country. This ensures that long-term care and welfare of children can be resolved by the courts in the child’s country of habitual residence.
The Convention also allows parents to make an application to seek assistance to contact their child living overseas with the other parent, where rights of access have been breached.
The entry into force of the Hague Convention with the Republic of Korea will provide a legal mechanism for Australians to resolve international parental abduction and access cases involving the Republic of Korea.”
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