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Legal Information: U.S. Virgin Islands
Statutes: Virgin Islands, U.S.
Updated: December 2, 2019
119. International application of chapter
(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 subchapters 1 and 2.
(b) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (c), 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 subchapter 3.
(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.
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