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Network of Hemispheric Legal Cooperation in the Area of Family and Child Law

BAHAMAS

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 the Commonwealth of The Bahamas

Overview of the regulation of family and minors in The Bahamas

 

Fundamental texts

Constitution of 1973

Status of Children Act

Inheritance Act

The Married Women’s Property Act

The Adoption of Children Act

The Child Protection Act

The Domestic Violence (Protection Orders) Act

Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Act

An Act to Amend the Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Act and for Incidental Matters

 

Bilateral treaties

Bilateral treaties celebrated under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction

 

Multilateral agreements

International Convention for the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women

Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of Child Abduction

Convention on the Rights of the Child

Convention on the Nationality of Married Women

 

Designated authority for the Network

Authorities designated by the Commonwealth of the Bahamas for the Network

 

 

Acknowledgment and declaration of paternity

General

Acknowledgment and declaration of paternity in The Bahamas

 

Legislation

 

Bilateral treaties

 

Multilateral agreements

 

Jurisprudence

 

Other documents of interest

 

 

Adoption of minors

General

Regulation of the adoption of minors in The Bahamas

 

Legislation

The Adoption of Children Act

 

Bilateral treaties

 

Multilateral agreements

Convention on the Rights of the Child

 

Competent authorities

  Competent authority for adoption of minors in The Bahamas

 

Jurisprudence

 

Other documents of interest

 

 

Custody, visitation rights, abduction and return of minors

General

Regulation of parental authority and custody of children in The Bahamas

 

Legislation

The Child Protection Act

 

Bilateral treaties

 

Multilateral agreements

Convention on the Rights of the Child

 

Competent authorities

Competent authority for parental authority and custody of children in The Bahamas

 

Jurisprudence

 

Other documents of interest

 

 

Maintenance obligations in favor of minors and other family members

General

Regulation of care, familial assistance and support obligations in favor of minors in The Bahamas

 

Legislation

The Child Protection Act

Maintenance Orders Facilities for Enforcement Act

 

Bilateral treaties

 

Multilateral agreements

Convention on the Rights of the Child

 

Competent authorities

Competent authority for care, familial assistance and support obligations in favor of minors in the Bahamas

 

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, abduction and return of minors in The Bahamas

 

Legislation

International Child Abduction Act

Trafficking In Persons (Prevention and Suppression) Act

Sections 22 to 25 of Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Act

Sections 282 to 284 of Penal Code

 

Bilateral treaties

Bilateral treaties celebrated under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction

 

Multilateral agreements

Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of Child Abduction

 

Competent authorities

Competent authority for traffic in, adduction and return of children in The Bahamas

 

Jurisprudence

 

Other documents of interest

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