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…

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…

What happens to the child after the family abduction?

In our soon 19 years experience in dealing with all types of Parental Abductions in every corner of the world, we have seen and heard it all. Firstly, lets make it clear as we have in the past, we care not for the mother or father, we care for the innocent children who are the…

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…

Expatriate law can disallow taking children back home after divorce

Readers might be surprised to learn that one in every 10 British citizens is now living overseas.  This expat exodus from the UK isn’t just fuelled by retirees looking for a drier, warmer climate and a low cost of living as it also includes British professionals lured by the tax-free lifestyles, fast and furious career…

Domestic Violence Parental Child Abduction

The number of American troops killed in Afghanistan and Iraq between 2001 and 2012 was 6,488. The number of American women who were murdered by current or ex male partners during that time was 11,766. That’s nearly double the amount of casualties lost during war. Women are much more likely to be victims of intimate…

Domestic Violence in Parental Child Abduction

Update on our recent blog (please read first)  – When the ‘Left Behind Parent’ is really an Abusive Violent Individual ————————————————————————————————————————– Domestic Violence in Parental Child Abduction We have stated this numerous times in the past and we stand by what we do, and who we support. CARI – Child Abduction Recovery InternationalCARI – Child…

Article 13 of the Hague Convention

New Appeal: Interpreting Article 13 of the Hague Convention CARI Child Abduction Recovery International knows intimate details of the below case, and have been given permission to post this blog by the mother involved. The Irish courts are using this specific case as a benchmark. In this determination, S v R, the Supreme Court granted S…

CAN I TAKE MY CHILD ON HOLIDAY ABROAD WITHOUT THE OTHER PARENT’S PERMISSION?

UK parents: CARI Child Abduction Recovery International constantly gets contacted by parents seeking information about different topics. One such topic is travelling overseas. With Christmas holidays around the corner, some people will be thinking of travelling away for the holiday season, with loved ones. However, many people when wanting to travel with children without 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…