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The DC Code: § 16-4601.04 International application of chapter.

Index16 Particular Actions, Proceedings and Matters. (Refs & Annos)
a
A court of the District shall treat a foreign country as if it were a state of the United States for the purpose of applying subchapters I and II of this chapter.
b
Except as otherwise provided in subsection (c) of this section, a child-custody determination made in a foreign country under factual circumstances in substantial conformity with the jurisdictional standards of this chapter must be recognized and enforced under subchapter III of this chapter.
c
A court of the District need not apply this chapter if the child custody law of a foreign country violates fundamental principles of human rights.

Historical and Statutory

Legislative History of Laws For D.C. Law 13-293, see notes following § 16-4601.01. Uniform Law This section is based upon § 105 of the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (1997 Act). See 9, Part IA, Uniform Laws Annotated, Master Edition, or ULA Database on Westlaw. DC CODE § 16-4601.04 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Apr. 27, 2001, D.C. Law 13-293, § 2(d), 48 DCR 2214.)