Summary: H.Res.821 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed House without amendment (10/07/2004)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.)

States that the House of Representatives condemns the abduction of Dylan Benwell from his home in the United States, the country of his custodial mother's domicile.

Commends the actions taken by the Office of Children's Issues of the Department of State, the U.S. Embassy in Dublin, Ireland, and the police department of Winthrop Harbor, Illinois, especially Detective Sergeant Tim Borowski.

Calls upon the Government of Ireland to: (1) recognize that this matter does not pertain to the custodial rights of Dylan's maternal grandparents, a matter already decided by the courts, and instead relates to a violation of U.S. law and the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction; and (2) secure the prompt return of Dylan to the United States.