Child Abduction

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Within the realms of private international law and public international law, child abduction is not to be confused with either kidnapping for financial gain or human trafficking. Child abduction involves the wrongful removal of a child across an international frontier (Abduction, Transboundary) or the wrongful retention of a child within a foreign jurisdiction (Jurisdiction of States). The removal or retention will most likely be carried out by a parent or close family member with whom the child is well acquainted. That individual may believe that their actions...
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMax Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law
EditorsAnne Peters, Hélène Ruiz Fabri
PublisherOxford University Press
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2021

Publication series

NameMax Planck Encyclopedias of International Law
PublisherOxford University Press


  • Children, rights
  • Foreign judgments
  • recognition and enforcement
  • Judicial assistance
  • Human trafficking


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