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…

India not yet ready to sign the Hague treaty: Maneka

Concerns parental abduction of kids. The government is not yet ready to sign the Hague treaty on inter-country abduction of children by parents fleeing a bad marriage, said a senior official of the Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD). There has been immense pressure from the U.S. on the government to sign the treaty…

Left-behind dad’s last resort: Impeach Japan’s Supreme Court judges

James Cook is relentless. His four children were abducted to Japan from Minnesota by his Japanese wife in 2014. This was after Japan acceded to the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, so he might have had hope in the early days. Using the baroque procedural regime the Diet passed for…

Parental Child Abduction Philippines

On the 17th March 2016, the Philippines announced their accession to the Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. As of March 2016, 94 states are party to the convention. The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction’s mission is to protect the world’s most…

Beware of cowboys Colin Chapman

People can keep their mouths closed, and watch this happen again and again to innocent children and parents, but we’ll stand up and say what needs to be said….. This link is the latest report by Sydney Morning Herald….Colin Chapman and the other two thugs are wanted by Malaysian police for ‘wrongful confinement’ arrest warrants issued….

Japan and The Hague Conventi0n

One of CARI’s Managing Directors speaking on issues relating to Japan and The Hague Convention. Japan Kyodo News: FEATURE: Ex-special forces soldiers recover kids caught up in custody battles William Hollingworth. Kyodo News 11 December 2015 KYODO English (c) 2015 Kyodo News   LONDON, Dec. 11 — A security expert who specializes in the safe…