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Korea joins the Hague Convention

On 9 June 2015, the Republic of Korea entered into the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (‘the Hague Convention’).
Korea is only the sixth Asian country to join the Hague Convention. The following countries in Asia are also signatories to the Hague Convention:
• Hong Kong
• Macao
• Singapore
• Thailand
• Japan
Where a child has been abducted and taken to a Hague Convention country or has been overheld in such a country, then subject to certain exceptions, the Convention provides for the return of the child to his or her country of habitual residence.
Australia is a signatory to the Hague Convention. This means that Australians can now seek to resolve child abductions to Korea through the Hague Convention.
Nicholes Family Lawyers have considerable expertise in matters involving international child abduction, including proceedings under the Hague Convention.

By Nicholes Family Lawyers

 

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