Legal expertise center
& cross-border mediation


We provide advice on (the prevention of) international child abduction, international contact, international relocation and traveling with minors.

Advice for parents
Advice for professionals


We provide information to parents and professionals about everything related to international child abduction.

Information for parents
Information for professionals


We organize cross-border mediations through the Mediation Bureau. This is an independent department of the Center IKO.

Mediation Bureau

About us

The International Child Abduction Center in the Netherlands is the legal expertise center on (the prevention of) international child abduction in cases which are linked to the Netherlands. We provide free advice, guidance and information to parents and professionals.

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