International Parental Child Abduction

Iraq is a party to the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.

The Government of the United States has designated the Office of Children’s Issues of the Department of State as its central authority for child abduction cases.  Please click here for general information on the Office of Children’s Issues and international child abduction.

The Embassy can provide you with a list of local attorneys should you require legal representation. We also have a limited ability to monitor the welfare of children involved in custody disputes when the child is in Iraq.