The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction was adopted on Oct 25, 1980. The objective of the Convention is to protect children from wrongful international removals or retentions from their lawful custodians.
Hague International Child Abduction Convention: A Progress Report,
57 Law and Contemporary Problems
Available at: http://scholarship.law.duke.edu/lcp/vol57/iss3/14