Italian public broadcasting interviews Luca Santaniello about international child abduction.

Mr. Santaniello (attorney at law) interviewed by Radio RAI on international child abduction.

Italian public broadcasting interviews Luca Santaniello about international child abduction.









The international child abduction affects many families in the world. Every year in Italy the authorities report more than 200 cases of international parental abduction, concerning both Italian children taken abroad both foreign minors brought illegally to Italy.

A thorny phenomenon, regulated mostly by the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. The purpose of the convention is to return the child to his place of habitual residence. The subject to be protected in these cases is not the requesting parent, but the same child, who can not be taken away from his place of habitual residence (not to be confused with the formal residence). However, the 1980 Hague Convention doesn't meet an uniform application in all the contracting Countries. In addition, there are many Countries that doens't recognize the 1980 Hague Convention.

This and more was discussed during the interview conducted by the Italian public broadcasting (Radio Rai) to Luca Santaniello, Italian lawyer specialized in international child abduction. You can listen to part of the interview here.

If you need to contact Mr. Santaniello, click here.

On the international child abduction, read also:

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Legal assistance in international child abduction cases in Italy

International parental child abduction from United States to Italy

Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the civil aspects of international child abduction

When the Italian court must refuse the return of abducted children

Italy increases the fight against international child abduction

Joint Custody of children in Italy