P.L. 100–300, Approved April 29, 1988 (102 Stat. 437)

International Child Abduction Remedies Act

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SEC. 3. [42 U.S.C. 11602]  DEFINITIONS.

For the purposes of this Act—

(1)  the term “applicant” means any person who, pursuant to the Convention, files an application with the United States Central Authority or a Central Authority of any other party to the Convention for the return of a child alleged to have been wrongfully removed or retained or for arrangements for organizing or securing the effective exercise of rights of access pursuant to the Convention;

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(a)  Designation.—The President shall designate a Federal agency to serve as the Central Authority for the United States under the Convention.

(b)  Functions.—The functions of the United States Central Authority are those ascribed to the Central Authority by the Convention and this Act.

(c)  Regulatory Authority.—The United States Central Authority is authorized to issue such regulations as may be necessary to carry out its functions under the Convention and this Act.

(d)  Obtaining Information From Parent Locator Service.—The United States Central Authority may, to the extent authorized by the Social Security Act, obtain information from the Parent Locator Service.

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[Internal Reference.—SSAct §463(e) cites the International Child Abduction Remedies Act.]