Title 15
Domestic Relations

Chapter 14.1
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.