Pakistan to aid America in Reducing Child Abductions
America has accepted Pakistan’s accession to the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. Additionally, the American state department has announced on its website that this would come into force from October 1, 2020.
Moreover, according to a statement released by the American state department, Pakistan’s accession was accepted on July 1. “As partners, we will enhance our shared commitment to protecting children. As well as open a new chapter in the vibrant US-Pakistan relationship,” the department said. “Preventing and resolving cases of international parental child abduction is one of the Department’s highest priorities.”
A Good Tool for Deterrence
Similarly, the above-stated convention is a vital tool to deter international abduction and secure the return of these children. America has around 80 partner countries under this convention. This provides a mechanism under civil law in either country for parents seeking the return of children who have been removed in violation of custodial rights.
“We look forward to welcoming Pakistan as a new partner in this global effort to address international parental child abduction,” it said.