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INTERNATIONAL CHILD ABDUCTION IN BRAZIL

Brazil has adopted an unusual interpretation of the one-year provision in Article 12 of the  Hague Abduction Convention, which creates a significant trap for the unwary.   Article 12 of the Convention provides that if “the date of the commencement of the proceedings before the judicial or administrative authority of the Contracting State” where the child is located is more than one …

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