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Hague Convention

Battered Women
Winter 2013

Battered Women, Their Children, and International Law

Battered Women

Taryn Lindhorst ’84 and Jeffrey L. Edleson

Northern University Press, 2013


The 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction ruled that any child taken from one parent by another across international borders must be returned to their home country for custody to be properly and legally determined. While this saves parents who are victims of child abduction, it doesn’t account for those, especially women, who felt the need to emigrate to free … » More …