The first edition of The Hague Convention on International Child Abduction was recognized by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in the key judgement Mozes v. Mozes as 'the leading treatise on the Convention'. The second edition of The Hague Convention on International Child Abduction fully revises and updates the classic first edition, providing a distinct analysis and evaluation of the Convention as a global remedy for international child abductions, as well as offering the most comprehensive and authoritative examination of the core provisions that give rise to problems of interpretation and application in practice. Part I will be of interest to all readers seeking a deeper theoretical understanding of the instrument and the role it plays within the overall context of resolving child abductions. It leads readers to an assessment of whether the summary return mechanism remains a viable solution and whether the Convention will be able to endure into the coming decades. Part II draws on the strengths of the first edition in subjecting the core provisions and concepts of the Convention to a comparative analysis.
Examples are drawn primarily from English language case law, but reference is also made to civil law jurisprudence. Part II will be of particular interest to practitioners specialising in international child abduction cases.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 480
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition
Review from previous edition "Written in a clear and elegant style, this monograph accomplishes its goals of presenting the convention in its practical and theoretical aspects, drawing on a broad spectrum of sources, both judicial and academic, in an international perspective. The Oxford series has set a very high standard, and Beaumont & McEleavy have certainly lived up to it." * McGill Law Journal *
"This is a book of first class scholarship ... the authors offer thoughtful and incisive criticism on every topic. No one working in the area of international family law will want to be without this book. Anyone considering writing a legal commentary on an international convention would be wise to study what is a truly exemplary work." * International and Comparative Law Quarterly *
"The important Oxford Monographs in Private International Law series has recently been enriched by this book devoted to one of the most widely ratified Hague Conventions: the 1980 Convention on international child-kidnapping." * Revue Critique de Droit Internationale Prive *
"... this book provides a wealth of information from both the social and legal points of view ... this text should be a standard referencee work in regards to the Hague Convention on International Child Abduction." * Mediterranean Journal of Human Rights *