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1980 Hague Convention on International Child Abduction: A Resource for Judges: Sample Orders

Order Directing Return of Minor Children to Country of Habitual Residence
(“mirror image” version)
This is a “mirror image” order that is designed to be entered in both the U.S. court making the order and in the courts of the child’s habitual residence.

Order Directing Return of Minor Children to Country of Habitual Residence
(short version)
This order is a “bare bones” form, providing that a child be returned to his or her habitual residence in the company of either the mother or the father.

Order Directing Return of Minor Children to Country of Habitual Residence
(with undertakings)
This is an order with agreed on undertakings.

Consent Order Directing Return of Minor Children to Country of Habitual Residence
This form is for a consent order of return. It sets forth precise dates and times for the child to be transported back to the habitual residence along with standard boilerplate provisions directing law enforcement’s assistance in enforcing the order.

Safe Harbor Order
This order is designed to detail the conditions that will exist in the habitual residence upon the child’s return.

Sample Provisions for Orders
This document contains sample provisions for various orders relating to Hague Conventions cases.