IS ISRAEL BOUND BY THE HAGUE CONVENTION?

Yes  . Under the Hague Convention Law (Return of Abducted Children) 1991, Israel incorporated the Convention into domestic law and is bound by its provisions.

The "Hague" Countries that are bound by the Hague Convention in relation to abductions to and from Israel are:  

 

  • Andorra
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • The Bahamas
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Brazil
  • Burkina Faso
  • Canada
  • Cayman Islands
  • Chile
  • China 
    (Special Administrative Regions of 
    Hong Kong 
    & Macau)
  • Colombia
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Ecuador
  • Estonia
  • Falkland Islands
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • Gabon
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Honduras
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macedonia
  • Malta
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Monaco
  • Moldova
  • Morocco
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Norway
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • Serbia and Montenegro
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America
  • Ukraine
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Venezuela
  • Zimbabwe

  New countries may join the Convention in the future so that it applies to abductions between them and Israel if Israel accepts their accession.

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