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If a parent whose child has been ‘abducted’ to Israel delays in filing under the Hague Convention and tries to settle the dispute by other means can this back-fire ?

By: דיאנה שאלתיאלPublished on: 30 May, 2022

Yes, in certain circumstances. The parent runs the risk of giving the abductor the defence of ‘acquiescence’ if Hague Convention proceedings are later filed. It is advisable to file for the child’s return early and not follow a different legal strategy which could be construed as acceptance of the status quo.


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