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can a parent abduct a teenager?

By: דיאנה שאלתיאלPublished on: 28 June, 2022

Yes, child abduction covers children up to the age of 18, but where they are between 16 and 18, the Hague Convention on Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction 1980 cannot be invoked even if both states involved are member countries. This is because the Convention only covers children under 16.

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