Madonna Lost Custody of Son Rocco – Child Abduction

“Material Girl” Madonna and ex-husband Guy Ritchie divorced in 2008 and spent the next eight years battling over the custody of their son, Rocco John Ritchie. Back in 2016 pop icon, Madonna lost custody of her then-15-year-old son Rocco to ex-husband director Guy Ritchie after an attempt at an agreement between the parties failed. Rocco, like so many other…

Children in legal vacuum – International Parental Abduction

This article is from 2012, but it highlights some major issues with The Hague Convention that to this day in 2020, have not been fixed or changed. Thousands of parents get told The Hague Convention will get their abducted children home, it’s simply not true… With borders now slowly opening after COVID restrictions being eased…

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…

Poland International Parental Child Abduction

With the ever growing number of parents desperately contacting CARI Child Abduction Recovery International for help regarding Poland we thought we’d dedicate our latest blog to Poland. Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of Child Abduction: Poland is a signatory to the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of Child Abduction. This is the…

International Parental Child Abduction – Holiday Season

International Parental Child Abductions rises ever single year. There is nothing being done about preventing or returning innocent children kidnapped overseas, often victims caught in the middle of two parents feuding. A pathetic system (Hague Convention), corruption, inexperienced courts, incompetent lawyers, lack of care and interest by authorities, family culture/influences and cross boarder laws are…

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…