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dc.contributor.authorBallantyne, Ruth
dc.contributor.authorHenaghan, Mark
dc.contributor.editorEkelaar, John
dc.contributor.editorGeorge, Rob
dc.identifier.citationMark Henaghan and Ruth Ballantyne "International Child Abduction, Intercountry Adoption and International Commercial Surrogacy" in John Ekelaar and Rob George (eds) Routledge Handbook of Family Law and Policy (Routledge, Oxon, 2014) 383.en_NZ
dc.description.abstractThe significance and complexities of both international child abduction and intercountry adoption led to the creation of two Hague Conventions. This chapter analyses the policy challenges facing the international aspects of The Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International aspects of Child Abduction (the Abduction Convention) and The Hague Convention of 29 may 1993 on the Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (the Adoption Convention). Policy challenges for the Abduction Convention include the changing profile of the 'abducting parent'; domestic violence and the 'grave risk' exception; the 'child objection' exception; international interpretation inconsistencies; and the problem of non-signatory countries. Policy challenges faced by the Adoption Convention include the socio-economic realities of intercountry adoption and the resulting power imbalances; cultural and political differences; the difficulties of deciding what is in the best interests of children; problems of interpretation, implementation and enforcement; and the growing preference for international commercial surrogacy as a replacement for intercountry adoption. These policy issues highlight the need for these international conventions to constantly adapt and improve to meet the realities of international child abduction and intercountry adoption.en_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofRoutledge Handbook of Family Law and Policyen_NZ
dc.subjectHague Conventionen_NZ
dc.subjectInternational Child Abductionen_NZ
dc.subjectFamily Lawen_NZ
dc.subjectIntercountry adoptionen_NZ
dc.subjectInternational commercial surrogacyen_NZ
dc.titleInternational Child Abduction, Intercountry Adoption and International Commercial Surrogacyen_NZ
dc.typeChapter in Book
otago.schoolUniversity of Otago Faculty of Lawen_NZ
otago.openaccessAbstract Onlyen_NZ
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