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ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA

Introduction to the legal system | Acknowledgment and declaration of paternity | Adoption of minors | Custody, visitation rights, abduction and return of minors | Maintenance obligations in favor of minors and other family members | Traffic in, sale of, and other forms of abuse of women and minors, including sexual abuse

 

Introduction to the legal system

Description

Introduction to the legal system of Antigua and Barbuda

Overview of the regulation of family and minors in Antigua and Barbuda

 

Fundamental texts

The Antigua and Barbuda Constitution

Criminal Law Amendment

The Sexual Offences Act

Adoption of Children

Emigrants Protection

Domestic Violence (Summary Proceedings) Act

The Migrant Smuggling (Prevention) Act

The Childcare and Protection Act

The Guardianship of Infants Act

 

Bilateral treaties

 

Multilateral agreements

Convention on the Rights of the Child

Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment and Eradication of Violence against Women ("Convention of Belem do Para")

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women

 

 

Acknowledgment and declaration of paternity

General

Acknowledgment and declaration of paternity in Antigua and Barbuda

 

Legislation

The Guardianship of Infants Act

 

Bilateral treaties

 

Multilateral agreements

 

Jurisprudence

 

Other documents of interest

 

 

Adoption of minors

General

Regulation of the adoption of minors in Antigua and Barbuda

 

Legislation

Adoption of Children

 

Bilateral treaties

 

Multilateral agreements

 

Jurisprudence

 

Other documents of interest

 

 

Custody, visitation rights, abduction and return of minors

General

Regulation of the custody, visitation rights, abduction and return of minors in Antigua and Barbuda

 

Legislation

The Guardianship of Infants Act

The Maintenance of and Access to Children Act

 

Bilateral treaties

 

Multilateral agreements

 

Jurisprudence

 

Other documents of interest

 

 

Maintenance obligations in favor of minors and other family members

General

Regulation of maintenance obligations in favor of minors and other family members in Antigua and Barbuda

 

Legislation

The Guardianship of Infants Act

The Childcare and Protection Act

 

Bilateral treaties

 

Multilateral agreements

 

Competent authorities

 

Jurisprudence

 

Other documents of interest

 

 

Traffic in, sale of, and other forms of abuse of women and minors, including sexual abuse

General

Regulation of traffic in, sale of, and other forms of abuse of women and minors, including sexual abuse in Antigua and Barbuda

 

Legislation

Criminal Law Amendment

The Sexual Offences Act

Employment of Children Prohibition

The Trafficking in Persons (Prevention) Act, 2010

Domestic Violence (Summary Proceedings) Act

 

Bilateral treaties

 

Multilateral agreements

Convention on the Rights of the Child

Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment and Eradication of Violence against Women ("Convention of Belem do Para")

 

Competent authorities

 

Jurisprudence

 

Other documents of interest

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