The 1980 Hague Convention is an international agreement where participating governments have agreed to co-operate in cases of child abduction. The signed-up governments agree to share information and make sure that any child that is unlawfully taken from its country of residence and brought into their territory is returned as quickly as possible.
There are a total of 94 countries that have signed up to the Hague Convention, including European countries, and many across Asia, Africa and North America.
The Hague Convention has been used in many cases where children have been taken from the UK without the consent of one of their parents. We have experience dealing with the Hague Convention, and can talk you through the process if your child has been taken abroad.
In some cases of child abduction legal aid funding may be available to the left behind parent. Unfortunately we can’t accept legal aid cases, but if we believe that you may be entitled to legal aid, we will refer you to a firm that can help you.
We have an extensive network of foreign lawyers we can utilise to ensure your child's safe return under the Hague Convention. To find out if the Hague Convention applies in your case and talk to an expert lawyer, call us today on 0345 604 4911, or contact us online and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.