Locating missing children

To meet the growing concerning and call for action, international treaties have been put into place. The [Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction] is a multi-national treaty focusing on the return of illegally abducted children among signatory countries. 43 countries are members and have national offices to handle such cases and offer legal resources and financial assistance, but are not designed act to return the child to the parent. The Convention has no effect on children taken to non- signatory countries. The Convention does not always guarantee that a child taken illegally will be returned.

The [United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child] addresses parental kidnapping, however, there is no mechanism in place to enforce any type of resolution and the treaty calls for voluntary cooperation.

P.A.R.E.N.T. (Parents Advocating for Recovery Through Education by Networking Together) is international organization based in the USA. Parent advocacy group that works with parents and authorities in prevention, education and recovery efforts. It provides an emotional network of parents to lend emotional, legal, and resource support to victim parents. P.A.R.E.N.T. publishes a monthly newsletter covering topics on law, personal stories, events and other related information and works with law enforcement and courts to provide up to date information on law, case law and other relevant materials in individual cases.

Type Classification:
E: Emanations of other strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 10: Reduced Inequality