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(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 sections 518D.101 to 518D.210.

(b) Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (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 sections 518D.301 to 518D.317.

(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.


1999 c 74 s 5

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