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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

New laws Australia Parental Child Abduction

Australian parents who flee the country with their children could spend three years in jail amid major crackdown on child abduction. Australian parents who flee the country with their children could face up to three years behind bars under new laws. Until now, it has not been a criminal offence for parents to leave the…

Recovery from Poland 4 yrs on….

In 2014 we rescued little Crystal from notorious kidnapping haven Poland. Another desperate father who’s child was illegally kidnapped by its Polish mother. The father battled the family courts in Poland for over 2 yrs and was the first ever foreign father to be awarded custody in a polish court. (Picture taken just hours after…

British psychiatrist’s Polish ex-partner kidnapped their four-year-old daughter to raise her in her home country – and UK courts are helpless

Poland is a country CARI Child Abduction Recovery International can confidently say we are experts in returning abducted children from. We have proven and continue to prove it with results from Poland. ———————————————————— • Islam Heliel is fighting for his daughter Kleopatra to be returned to Britain to him • The 50-year-old’s ex-partner kidnapped their four-year-old…

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…