Removing a child abroad without the permission of the other parent or in the absence of a court order can be a decision with far-reaching consequences. However, such situations are becoming increasingly frequent.
A parent may not deprive a child of his/her family environment and consequently of the presence of the other parent with impunity.
International cooperation has been organized through the adoption of bilateral or multilateral conventions to provide an efficient response to parents whose child has been abducted or retained.
The ultimate question that arises in every situation is as follows: what is in the child’s best interests?