The New York Times Excerpt:
“Proponents of the [Hague] convention, which the United States signed in 1981, characterize it as a means of reunifying families. And it can be. However, in practice, it often has a dark side: in many cases children and custodial mothers are being sent back to a dangerous or abusive father from whom they fled. . . .
The State Department and Congress should work to ensure that courts and countries implement a more balanced application of the Hague convention, one that protects children and their protective parents from harmful returns.”