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The US Supreme Court sided with an Italian dad in an international child custody dispute. Justices ruled an American woman’s daughter belonged in Italy, her country of birth, noting that the court’s definition of “home” should match up with that of US treaty partners.

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  • The US Supreme Court yesterday ruled that a child who was returned to her father in Italy, against the wishes of her American mother, is rightly abroad. The decision is a disappointment to the mom, no doubt, but puts the US's approach to Hague Convention cases on international civil child abductions

    The US Supreme Court yesterday ruled that a child who was returned to her father in Italy, against the wishes of her American mother, is rightly abroad. The decision is a disappointment to the mom, no doubt, but puts the US's approach to Hague Convention cases on international civil child abductions in line with other courts around the world in countries that are treaty signatories.