The U.S. State Department has now issued its 2023 Action Report on International Child Abduction.
Egypt has been declared by the State Department to be non-compliant with the Hague Abduction Convention.
The State Department has reported to Congress that within the past year it has taken the following actions in this regard against Egypt:
- Department officials continued to engage with the Government of Egypt on the issue of IPCA. Department officials pressed the Egyptian government to assist with resolving abduction cases and to take the steps necessary to ratify the Convention.
- In August 2022, the Special Advisor for Children's Issues met with the Egyptian Deputy Chief of Mission in Washington, DC, to notify the embassy that the Department had cited Egypt in the 2022 Annual Report for demonstrating a pattern of noncompliance. They also discussed possible actions that may lead to the Egyptian government's ratification and implementation of the Convention.
- In November 2022, the U.S. Embassy in Cairo delivered a diplomatic note to the Egyptian government requesting assistance in resolving abduction cases.
- In May 2023, the Office of the Spokesperson released a media note to announce the release of the 2023 Annual Report on International Child Abduction and listed Egypt as a country cited for demonstrating a pattern of noncompliance.
- Also in May 2023, the Consul General at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo delivered a demarche to the Assistant Foreign Minister for Consular Affairs notifying the Egyptian government that the Department had cited Egypt in the 2023 Annual Report for demonstrating a pattern of noncompliance and once again requesting Egypt's assistance with resolving reported cases.
Jeremy D. Morley has provided expert evidence to courts in several U.S. states on such matters concerning Egypt.