The Hague Convention cannot be invoked….. Article 12 tested again!

CARI – Child Abduction Recovery International has dealt with several cases over the years where left behind parents have exhausted all avenues within their home courts, the abductors courts and invoking the Hague Convention to no avail. In the majority of cases this is due to Article 12 coming into play and being enforced. To…

Embassy truths… this is not Hollywood people

When children are abducted by the other parent and taken overseas, it is terrifying and overwhelming for the left behind parent. In almost all cases the parent that is desperately seeking their child has no knowledge or contacts in the Abductors country and find it hard to know where to start. They begin by contacting…

The forgotten victims of Parental Child Abductions

Over the years we have been very vocal about the impact, of both domestic and international parental child abduction, on the children, the left behind parents and even the abductors but a recent gut wrenching email from a relative of a client thanking us for a recent recovery really made us think about the impact…

Egypt Parental Child Abduction

We have lost count how many times we have traveled to Egypt to attempt to locate children that have been abducted by a parent. We have conducted numerous recoveries in Egypt with current cases still pending and in our experience it doesn’t matter what court documents you have within the legal system, it all comes…

United States Parental Child Abduction

The United States of America are to be applauded for their efforts to stop IPCA but yet it still isn’t enough. The USA takes a strong lead at preventing abductions with the Department of State enrolling 4,064 children in the Children’s Passport Issuance Alert Program in 2015. Over 1,560 enquiries were made in one year…

Greece Parental Child Abduction

As Greece is a favorite holiday destination for so many foreigners there will always be international relationships formed with Greek citizens which in turn will lead to parental abductions. 2017 Annual Report on International Child Abduction. (source US State Department) “Central Authority: The United States and the Greek Central Authority have a strong and productive…

Wake up Australia – Parental Child Abduction

Australia is currently debating marriage equality with many throwing suggestion that this vote is the greatest threat to the family structure. The public are being implored to “think of the children” and the impact this vote could have on them. In our line of work there is a far greater threat to children that continually…

No Enforcement in The Hague Convention

Enforcement in Hague and Non-Hague Convention countries The dirty secret that must be told….. The biggest issue by far for victim parents is the enforcement of court decisions. In 95% of CARI’s cases we simply enforce court rulings. 6 of our current cases alone are dealing with just that. This is the major problem for…

The Hague Convention TRUTHS

“By 2007, the United States, European authorities, and NGOs had begun serious interest in the use of mediation as a means by which some international child abduction cases may be resolved. The primary focus was on Hague cases. Development of mediation in Hague cases, suitable for such an approach, had been tested and reported by…

Required Documents for International travel with minors

Child protection. The idea is to safe-guard against child abduction and smuggling. Controls are getting tighter, and checks more frequent. This is a great sign for what we at CARI believe is long over due. If your children don’t share your surname, and you’re travelling without their father (or vice versa) – or, indeed, if…

Welcome home Esin

Say hello to 8 year old Esin illegally abducted to Ukraine by her mother and finally arriving home today to Turkey. Esin was abducted while her father was in the shower on a family holiday!! There are no limits abductors will go to to carry out their planned abductions. The father didn’t have a clue….

Where are they now?

Where are they now…..IPCA – International Parental Child Abduction. Often we get asked about past cases and how the children are going. So we thought we would post about some of our recoveries we have done including cases we have assisted left behind parents with and what has happened since we got the children home….