Father who had resided with mother and their child in the United Kingdom petitioned for return of child pursuant to Hague Convention on Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction and the International Child Abduction Remedies Act (ICARA) more than 16 months after the mother and child left the United Kingdom and settled in the United States. The Supreme Court held that equitable tolling of the one-year period for seeking return of an abducted child under the Hague Convention is not available.
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