US accepts Pakistan’s accession to Hague Convention to protect Children

US State Department announce to accept Pakistan succession to the 1980 Hague Convention on Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. Pakistan will join the force from 1st October 2020.  According to department, US approved Pakistan’s accession to the convention on 1st July 2020. This convention setup an internationally recognized legal framework aims to solve the cases of parental child abduction between the two countries

The State Department has announced that US accepted Pakistan’s accession to the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, which would enter into force from October 1, 2020.

US State of Department viewed “As partners, we will enhance our shared commitment to protecting children and open a new chapter in the vibrant US-Pakistan relationship,” Furthermore, they said “Preventing and resolving cases of international parental child abduction is one of the Department’s highest priorities.”

The convention major aim is to prevent international abduction and save the return of abducted children. It provides the procedure under civil law to parents seeking the return of their children deprived from custodial rights.

United States has now 80 partners under the convention, which discusses the child custody problems and make the decisions about it. US State Department said “We look forward to welcoming Pakistan as a new partner in this global effort to address international parental child abduction,”