In Italia il Senato approva una mozione unitaria che istituisce una task force ministeriale per il contrasto alla sottrazione internazionale di minori

In data 14 Aprile 2016, il Senato della Repubblica ha approvato due atti di indirizzo che riguardano misure di contrasto alla sottrazione internazionale di minori: l’ordine del giorno unitario n. 1 e la mozione n. 552 (Testo 2) La sottrazione internazionale dei minori è un fenomeno sempre crescente per diverse concause che lo alimentano, tra cui … Continue reading In Italia il Senato approva una mozione unitaria che istituisce una task force ministeriale per il contrasto alla sottrazione internazionale di minori

Milan, 8-9 June: Judicial Training on International Child Abduction

On Thursday 8th and Friday 9th of June the University of Milano-Bicocca will organize and host a training session which is part of the project “EU Judiciary Training on Brussels IIa Regulation: from South to East”, cofounded by the EU DG Justice and organized by the University of Milano-Bicocca. The project, lead by Prof. Costanza … Continue reading Milan, 8-9 June: Judicial Training on International Child Abduction

Two videos on international child abduction from BBC and European Commission

We share two videos made by Shoot You (a London based video production company, specialising in business communications) for BBC Studios & Post Production on behalf of the European Commission, on mediating disputes on children’s living conditions after a parental breakup and to warn of the dangers of parental child abduction across EU borders.  They were eventually translated into … Continue reading Two videos on international child abduction from BBC and European Commission

Pakistan – Hague Child Abduction Convention ratified by Pakistan Government

After Turkey (see article), also Pakistan has finally joined the 1980 Hague Convention on Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, becoming the 96th Contracting State to the Convention. The historical decision was taken by the Government during the cabinet meeting held in Islamabad on November 23, 2016 and ratified a month later (on December 22, … Continue reading Pakistan – Hague Child Abduction Convention ratified by Pakistan Government

Spain – On the use of mediation for the enforcement of a return order of children in a child abduction case

The decision of the Provincial Court (Audiencia Provincial) of Barcelona nº 573/2013 of 1 October 2013, though rendered some years ago, outstands as it considers the use of mediation in the enforcement of a child return order in a child abduction case. The facts were as follows: a couple, having two children, was habitually resident … Continue reading Spain – On the use of mediation for the enforcement of a return order of children in a child abduction case

THE 1996 AND 2007 HAGUE CONVENTIONS SIGNED BY TURKISH GOVERNMENT

Last July the news that the Turkish government had decided to suspend the European Convention on Human Rights had raised serious concerns about an authoritarian drift of policy (see article on The Telegraph).   Last week came a rather more encouraging news. In fact, as confirmed by the official HCCH.net website, On 7 October 2016 … Continue reading THE 1996 AND 2007 HAGUE CONVENTIONS SIGNED BY TURKISH GOVERNMENT

JURISDICTION ON DIVORCE AND SEPARATION PROCEEDINGS DOES NOT ALWAYS IMPLY JURISDICTION ON CUSTODY OF THE CHILD WHO IS RESIDENT ABROAD

«When separation proceedings are taking place in a Member State other than where the child is not habitually resident, the best interests of the child and the proximity criterion, as provided by whereas 12 and 13 of Brussels II a Regulation, require a separate assessment of the two issues and not to give jurisdiction on … Continue reading JURISDICTION ON DIVORCE AND SEPARATION PROCEEDINGS DOES NOT ALWAYS IMPLY JURISDICTION ON CUSTODY OF THE CHILD WHO IS RESIDENT ABROAD

BRUSSELS II RECAST PROPOSAL CLARIFIES THE RULES ON CROSS-BORDER PLACEMENT ON CHILDREN

The recast proposal of Council Regulation (EC) No 2201/2003 of 27 November 2003 concerning jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in matrimonial matters and the matters of parental responsibility, repealing Regulation (EC) No 1347/2000 (hereafter, “the Proposal”) was published on 30 June 2016 by the European Commission, containing, among others, a clarification of the … Continue reading BRUSSELS II RECAST PROPOSAL CLARIFIES THE RULES ON CROSS-BORDER PLACEMENT ON CHILDREN