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

UNITED STATES

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 United States

Overview of the regulation of family and minors in United States

 

Fundamental texts

The Constitution of American States

The Code of Laws of The Unites States of America

U.S. Law Penal

U.S. Family Law

Inmigration act

Adoption 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")

C138 Minimum Age Convention, 1973

C182 Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention, 1999

Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict

Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography

Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction

 

 

Acknowledgment and declaration of paternity

General

Acknowledgment and declaration of paternity in United States

 

Legislation

 

Bilateral treaties

 

Multilateral agreements

 

Jurisprudence

 

Other documents of interest

 

 

Adoption of minors

General

Regulation of the adoption of minors in United States

 

Legislation

 

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 United States

 

Legislation

 

Bilateral treaties

 

Multilateral agreements

Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction

Inter-American Convention on the Return of Children

 

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 United States

 

Legislation

 

Bilateral treaties

 

Multilateral agreements

Convention on the Rights of the Child

 

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 United States

 

Legislation

 

Bilateral treaties

 

Multilateral agreements

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

Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict

C138 Minimum Age Convention, 1973

C182 Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention, 1999

 

Competent authorities

 

Jurisprudence

 

Other documents of interest

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