The Law of Child Abduction in Ireland

The Law of Child Abduction in Ireland

The first Irish text to comprehensively examine and guide the reader through this complex area of law.


Author: Cormac Corrigan SC | ISBN:  9781917134071 | Format: Hardback | Price:  € | Publishing:  Autumn 2024


Written by one of the leading legal  practitioners in this area, The Law of Child Abduction in Ireland examines the law within the State applicable to the abduction of children from the care of those with legal responsibility for them, which can comprise parents (in the broadest sense of that word) those with legal rights other than as parents, local authorities or other State agencies within the State or outside this State.

In addition to the well-known Hague Convention on the civil aspects of International Child Abduction, there is detailed analysis of domestic law, the EU Regulations and the Luxembourg or European Convention, together with the case law interpreting the core provisions. Lastly, the interaction of the Constitution, the European Convention on Human Rights, and the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union with child abduction is considered.


Content Includes

  • Introduction
  • Historical Perspective on Place of Children
  • Domestic Law Outside Parameters of International Instruments
  • Luxembourg or European Convention on Child Abduction
  • Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction
  • Abduction Fundamental Terms and Concepts
  • Engaging the Abduction Convention Remedy
  • Further Fundamental Terms and Concepts
  • Article 13 and Article 20, Asylum Seekers and Refugees
  • EC Regulations
  • Undertakings, Conditions, Ameliorative or Protective Measures
  • Constitution, European Convention on Human Rights, Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, UNCRC
  • Practice and Procedure
  • Enforcement of Orders, Stays on Return Orders, Appeals
  • The Place of the Child in the Abduction Framework
  • Abduction and the 1996 Hague Child Protection Convention

About the Author

Cormac Corrigan is a Senior Counsel.

Who Should Buy This Book?

This books is written primarily for legal practitioners but will be an invaluable resource for persons involved in child welfare issues including state agencies, Gardai, NGO’s and academics.


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