Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act
R.I. Gen. Laws § 15-14.1-5
§ 15-14.1-5. International application.
(a) A court of this state shall treat a foreign country as if it were a state of the United States for the purpose of applying 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 this chapter.
(c) A court of this state need not apply this chapter if the child custody law of a foreign country violates fundamental principles of human rights.
History of Section.
P.L. 2003, ch. 307, § 2; P.L. 2003, ch. 322, § 2.