Judge James Garbolino, Judge Catherine Serrette, and Judge Peter Messitte cover the basic elements of a Hague Convention case, including the specific requirements of the Convention, the most common defenses and their applicable standards of proof, available sources of law, and the Central Authority. The U.S. Central Authority is the U.S. State Department. Within the State Department, the Office of Children’s Issues is responsible for handling child abduction cases.
This is one of several 1980 Hague Convention on International Child Abduction video tutorials.
This video is part of The 1980 Hague Convention on International Child Abduction: A Resource for Judges, a Special Topic Webpage.