State responses

Andorra (2017)

Argentina (2011)
Additional documentation: Ley Nº 23.857 | Civil Code - Patria Potestas (English) + Español | Protection against family violence (English) + Español | Visitation Rights (English) + Español | Ley de protección integral a las mujeres | Civil Code - Rights and duties of relatives (English) + Español | Mediación y conciliación: Ley 24.573 | Mediación y conciliación: Ley 26.589

Armenia (2017)

Australia (2017)

Austria (2015)

Belgium (2012)
Additional documentation: Loi 10.08.1998 | Loi 10.05.2007 | Requête | Certificat Autorité parentale | Code pénal | Code pénal - Section IV | Loi Médiation

Bolivia | Spanish version (2019)

Brazil (2015)

Bulgaria (2011)
Additional documentation: Personal Documents Act | Child Protection Act (extract) | Child Protection Act (full version) | Code of Civil Procedure (extract) | Family Code | Request for access

Burkina Faso (2011)

Canada: Federal (October 2020) | Alberta (November 2020) | British Columbia (May 2018) | Manitoba (February 2017) | New Brunswick (February 2017) | Nova Scotia (March 2019) | Nunavut (February 2017) | Ontario (February 2020) | Prince Edward Island (March 2019) | Quebec (November 2020) | Saskatchewan (March 2019)

Chile (2011)

China - Hong Kong SAR (2017)

Colombia (2011)

Costa Rica (2011)

Croatia (2017)

Cyprus (2016)
Additional documentation: relevant legislation

Czech Republic (2011)
Additional documentation: relevant legislation

Denmark (2019)
Additional documentation: relevant legislation

Dominican Republic (2011)
Additional documentation: Resolución No. 480-2008 | Ley 136-03 | Ley 24-97

Ecuador (2011)

El Salvador (2011)

Estonia (2015)

Finland (2017)
Additional documentation: Child Custody and Right of Access Act | Child Custody and Right of Access Decree | A booklet providing basic information to parents and intended as a guide to Finnish authorities in cases of international child abduction, has been prepared in co-operation between the Ministry of Justice, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, the Finnish Police and the Association for Abducted Children in February 2021: Booklet on International Child Abduction (in Finnish, Swedish and English).

France (2017)
Additional documentation: Liste des accords bilatéraux auxquels la France est partie en matière de déplacements illicites d'enfants

Georgia (2021)

Germany (2020)

Greece (2017)
Additional documentation: relevant legislation

Guinea (2013)
Additional documentation: Code civil | Code pénal | Code de l'enfant

Honduras (2017)

Hungary (2018)

Iceland (2017)

Ireland (2016)
Additional documentation: Practice Direction | Application Form

Israel (2011)
Additional documentation: Hague Convention LawHague RegulationsPenal Law sections | Prevention of Violence

Italy (2016)

Jamaica (2018)

Japan (2020)
Additional documentation: Implementation Act

Latvia (2011)

Lithuania (2011)

Malta (2011)

Mauritius (2011)

Mexico (2011)

Montenegro (2014)

New Zealand (2012)

Netherlands (2017)
Additional documentation: Annexes

Nicaragua | Spanish version (2019)

Norway (2017)
Additional documentation: The Child Abduction ActThe Child Welfare Act | The Children Act

Panama (2012)

Paraguay (2021)

Peru (2011)
Additional documentation: Poder internacional para las partesPoder internacional para régimen de visitas | Código de los niños y adolescentes

Poland (2013)
Additional documentation: Proceedings concerning the taking away of a person subject to parental authority or careCommission DecisionArt. 93ActArt. 211 | form | parental authority | Art. 1150-1151 | mediation

Portugal (2011)

Republic of Korea (2013)
Additional documentation: Implementation ActRequest for Assistance in Securing the Return of the Child

Romania (2017)
Additional documentation: relevant legislation

Russian Federation | Russian version (2016)

Singapore (2017)

Slovakia (2017)

Slovenia (2017)

South Africa (2012)

Spain (2011)

Sweden (2020)
Additional documentation: relevant legislation

Switzerland (2020)

Thailand (2011)

Turkey (2011)
Additional documentation: Turkish Civil Code | Kanun No. 5717Juvenile Protection LawFamily Protection Law | The Legal Aspects and Scope of International Child Abduction

Ukraine (2011)

United Kingdom (2011): England and Wales | Northern Ireland
Additional documentation: Accompanying note (England and Wales) | Rules of the Supreme Court (Northern Ireland) | Legal Aid (General) Regulations (NI) 1965 (Northern Ireland) | The Children (NI) Order 1995: Parental responsibility (Northern Ireland)

United States of America (2012)

Uruguay (2017)

Venezuela (2011)
Additional documentation: Planilla de aplicación | Requirements to apply for international child return and international rights of access