The Hague Convention contains its own code and rules and is intended to be a mechanism for the expeditious enforcement of custody rights; it is not intended to be a forum for the determination of custody on the merits: Thomson v. Thomson, 1994 CanLII 16630 (SCC),  6 R.F.L. (4th) 290 (S.C.C.) and; see also Article 19 of the Convention.
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