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Best Interest Standard in International Abduction ?

According to a recent unanimous decision by the United States Supreme Court, the deadline set by the international regulations on child abduction cannot be set aside. The Hague Convention says that if a motion is filed within 12 months of the abduction, the child must be returned to the country of origin. But after that, a judge may consider whether a child has become “settled” in his or her new home and whether it would be in the child’s interest to be uprooted again for custody hearings. While this will not be the only factor to be consider, the Court must give the child's interest in be uprooted weigh in it's decision.

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