Sweden & Australia Parental Child Abduction

CARI Child Abduction Recovery International have seen in recent years the relationship between Australia and Sweden both make fairly swift return orders as well as enforcement in both countries. This is good news for left behind parents who have their children abducted between these two countries. That’s not to say things are within the 6…

High Court makes order for return of children who were wrongfully removed from Canada

The High Court has made an order for the return of two children who were wrongfully removed from Canada without their father’s consent in February 2019. Rejecting all of the individual objections raised by the children’s mother, Ms Justice Aileen Donnelly said none of the objections reached the level of grave risk being returned to an intolerable situation and that…

What is the Brussels IIa Regulation?

European Commission – Fact Sheet Adoption of new rules to better protect children caught in cross-border parental disputes Brussels, 25 June 2019 What is the Brussels IIa Regulation? The Brussels IIa Regulation is the cornerstone of EU judicial cooperation in cross-border matrimonial matters (divorce, separation, marriage annulment) and matters of parental responsibility, including custody and…

Hague Convention No Enforcement

There is still an overwhelming lack of information out there about the reality of the Hague Convention and important aspects that most avoid or sweep under the carpet. Lets be honest, just because a country is a party to the appalling Hague Convention does not mean that it will effectively enforce its treaty obligations. In…

Corruption in Parental Abduction

In our 19 years in this industry we have seen everything you can imagine. One thing that constantly pops up is Corruption. It comes in all shapes and sizes, but in all cases it’s the authorities in the same old countries, who will only act for money or if the kidnapper knows someone who knows…

Grandparents – Parental Child Abduction

CARI – Child Abduction Recovery International likes nothing better than returning children illegally abducted around the world, but we also like to bring up issues without the sugar coating, and tell the truth about topics those others including governments simply ignore and or avoid. Like it or hate it, the hard cold facts are in…

Tragedy of children abducted from dads and taken to Japan

Parents from the US and around the world are fire walled from children held by estranged spouses – and Japanese parents face similar agonies…. Japanese leaders and diplomats regularly lambast North Korea for the abduction of their citizens by state spies – one of countless human rights abuses committed by Pyongyang. What is less known…

Interpol and International Parental Child Abduction

We are for ever contacted by desperate parents who have had their children kidnapped and taken overseas. In all conversations we have with parents includes their ideas on Interpol Arrest Warrants. Why can’t Interpol arrest him/her? What parents do not understand is that this is not a Hollywood movie where police swoop in and arrest…

Why Do Parents Kidnap Their Own Children?

CARI Child Abduction Recovery International has carried out our own research and can confidently say, parents kidnap their own children for the following reasons: •To force a reconciliation or continued interaction with the left-behind parent; •To spite or punish the other parent; •From fear of losing custody or visitation rights; •In rare cases, to protect…

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…

Turkey Parental Child Abduction

Turkey is party to the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. It signed the Hague convention on Jan. 21, 1998, and the convention entered the Turkish domestic code on Feb. 15, 2000, when it was published in Turkey’s Official Gazette. Turkey signed the convention, but accepted Article 26 — governing costs…