Article Title

Home Is Where the Heart Is: Determining “Habitual Residence" Under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction

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Washington University Journal of Law & Policy


Part I.A first outlines the three major divisions in habitual residence interpretation within the United States, paying particular attention to the approaches of the Ninth, Sixth, and Third Circuits. Next, Part I.B briefly addresses international trends in habitual residence interpretation among other signatory nations. After analyzing the shortcomings of each approach in Part II, Part III emphasizes a renewed emphasis on the child in all habitual residence determinations