Marital Strife Not Hague Defence to Abduction: I came to Israel with our young children to escape from an awful marriage to my Belgian husband, and to have time to think. My husband is threatening to use the Hague Convention against me to get our children back. He is not violent to me or the children, and provides for us financially but I am unhappy and homesick. Is that a legitimate defence?

No. Marital strife is not a defence under the Convention, nor is being homesick.

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