Japan International Parental Child Abduction

Foreign parents fight in vain for custody in Japan Emmanuel, Stephane, Henrik and James come from very different backgrounds, but they share the same painful experience of battling Japan’s legal system — in vain — for access to their children after divorce. Once married to Japanese women, they say they were prevented from contact with…

New laws Australia Parental Child Abduction

Australian parents who flee the country with their children could spend three years in jail amid major crackdown on child abduction. Australian parents who flee the country with their children could face up to three years behind bars under new laws. Until now, it has not been a criminal offence for parents to leave the…

Ukraine Parental Child Abduction

A signatory to The Hague Convention that has a massive problem with the amount of children being abducted to or retained illegally in, that rarely gets mentioned is, Ukraine. Parental Child Abduction is a crime that happens with frightening regularity. Sometimes a Ukrainian-born mother cannot adapt to her new life abroad and returns to the…