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2)India should not be a party to Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.  Examine. (250 words)

TopicIndia and its neighborhood- relations. Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.

2)India should not be a party to Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.  Examine. (250 words)

Reference

Hindustantimes

 

Why this question

The centre had set up a committee to prepare a report on the issue of inter-country parental child abduction. In its report, it has questioned one of the basic principles of the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. The issue is related to GS-1 syllabus under the following heading-  

India and its neighborhood- relations. Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.

Key demand of the question.

The question wants us to bring out the reasons why India should and should not sign the Hague Convention and support our answer with necessary justifications.

Directive word

Examine- We have to to dig deep into the question and find out the implications of not signing the Hague Convention.  We have to justify it with proper arguments/ facts/ examples.

Structure of the answer

Introduction- Give a brief introduction of Hague Convention, its year of coming into force, vision etc.

Body-

Take a stand on the above issue- why India should not formally accede to Hague Convention in its present form. Briefly discuss the reasons/ arguments in points.

E.g mention statistics about Indian diaspora- intercountry marriages, data about cases of parental abduction- who is generally the victim, judicial remedies available and how they affect the rights of the women (mother), misuse of the law by the husbands in alimony cases etc.

Conclusion- mention the Japan experiment and mention the need for a similar law in India.