Article 11: Illicit transfer and non-return


  1. States Parties shall take measures to combat the illicit transfer and non-return of children abroad.
  2. To this end, States Parties shall promote the conclusion of bilateral or multilateral agreements or accession to existing agreements.

Children are not only abducted by strangers for financial or other motivations, they may also be wrongfully taken out of their country by their parents or other relatives. If this happens, every effort should be taken to make sure the child is found and returned.