Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Argentina Not Compliant with Hague Abduction Convention

Argentina has been declared “Not Compliant” with the Hague Abduction Convention in the U.S. State Department’s latest annual report on compliance with the Convention.

In the previous year it was merely listed as a country having “enforcement concerns.”  Indeed the State Department reports that, it “is not aware of any successfully enforced order for return from Argentina to the United States since 2006.”

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This finding does not mean that children should not automatically be barred from traveling to Argentina over a parent’s objections but it does require a very careful evaluation of the risk that the taking parent might retain the child in Argentina versus the benefit of such travel for the child.