A pair of international treaties negotiated at the First and Second Peace Conferences at The Hague, Netherlands (1899, 1907), which, with the Geneva Conventions, delineated the laws of war and defined war crimes
Parents who are concerned that the other parent will abduct their child can find some comfort when the other parent has connections to, or proposes travel to, a country that is a signatory to the Hague Convention. If that parent does not return the child, there is an established process to have the child returned.
Having this association with international community as a working partner, Pakistan had recognised that the 1980 Child Abduction Convention, the 1996 Child Protection Convention and the 2007 Child Support Convention offered a number of important principles expressed in the 1989 United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, all in the best interests of children.Pakistan had ratified Hague Convention on 22nd December 2016, with these understandings and a sense of responsibility that these Hague Children's Conventions are designed to for a global reach to be compatible with diverse legal traditions.
An Irish Department of Justice spokesperson said: "The 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction ("the Convention") is a treaty between states that was set up to protect children subjected to situations of international child abduction.
The 1907 Hague Convention on land warfare expanded this list to include "historic monuments." (36) These protections are wrapped into the same provision governing the protection of humanitarian institutions, namely hospitals and other places "where the sick and wounded are collected." (37) The section governing hostilities also contains more generic protections for cultural property, including a general prohibition on "pillage of a town or place" and a rule that made it "especially forbidden ...
(1) The United Nations created the Hague Convention on Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (Hague Convention) in response to growing concerns over child abductions, the difficulty in locating the abducted child, and the constant struggle of conflicting judicial implementation and foreign enforcement.