Pakistan, US to cooperate against parental child abduction

Pakistan and United States have agreed to cooperate against the issue of international parental child abductions.

According to US State Department, the two countries will cooperate to tackle the issue of international parental child abductions.

“Preventing and resolving cases of international parental child abduction is one of the Department’s highest priorities,” said the statement issued by US State Department.

“We look forward to welcoming Pakistan as a new partner in this global effort to address international parental child abduction,” it added.

The development comes as earlier, on July 1st, US acknowledged Pakistan’s accession to the ‘1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction’.

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The Hague convention is essential to tackle the issue of international abduction and secure the return of abducted children by allowing parents to ensure the return of children who have been wrongfully removed from or retained outside of their country of habitual residence in violation of custodial rights.

As per the US State Department the convention will came into effect on October 1, 2020, and provide an internationally recognized legal framework to resolve cases of parental child abduction between our two countries.