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Iraq Ratifies The Hague Convention On Child Abduction
06 May 2014
On 9 April 2014, Iraq acceded to the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, which now counts 92 Contracting States as members to the multi-national treaty.
Similar to Japan's decision to join the Hague Convention in January of this year, Iraq's decision is an indication that countries around the world are strongly recognising the severe problems of international parental child abduction.
Following the examples of Japan and Iraq, there is hope that other countries that have still not become contracting members, such as Indonesia, the Philippines and India, will continue to seriously consider accession of the Hague Child Abduction Convention.
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