United States Code

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§ 9112.
Standards and assistance
The Secretary of State shall—
ensure that United States diplomatic and consular missions abroad—
maintain a consistent reporting standard with respect to abduction and access cases;
designate at least 1 senior official in each such mission, at the discretion of the Chief of Mission, to assist left-behind parents from the United States who are visiting such country or otherwise seeking to resolve abduction or access cases; and
monitor developments in abduction and access cases; and
develop and implement written strategic plans for engagement with any Convention or non-Convention country in which there are 5 or more cases of international child abduction.
(Pub. L. 113–150, title I, § 102, Aug. 8, 2014, 128 Stat. 1815.)
cite as: 22 USC 9112