parental abduction
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BRUSSELS IIa regulation: Mediation between parents and listening to children in court cases affecting them makes all the difference

BRUSSELS IIa regulation: Mediation between parents and listening to children in court cases affecting them makes all the difference

The European Parliament voted on a set of amendments to the Brussels IIa Regulation proposal, the most important judicial instrument in cases of international child abduction. Here are the two most relevant amendments and our accompanying recommendations.

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Bouncing back after an international parental child abduction

Bouncing back after an international parental child abduction

Missing Children EuropeChild Focus (Belgium), the University of AntwerpCentrum IKO (the Netherlands), CFPE-Enfants Disparus (France) and the French Ministry of Justice have launched a research study to measure the wellbeing of children who were abducted by a parent and looked into the circumstances that influence this wellbeing.
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Caught in the middle: Children abducted by a parent make up 23% of missing children cases

Caught in the middle: Children abducted by a parent make up 23% of missing children cases

To raise awareness of parental abduction and mediation, a symposium “Caught in the middle” will be organised at the European Parliament on June 8th to connect the dots between mediators, policy makers, legal professionals, hotlines for missing children on issues related to parental abductions/cross-border family conflicts.
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Covington Helps Raise Awareness of Missing Children

Covington Helps Raise Awareness of Missing Children

Covington’s Brussels office is hosting Missing Children Europe’s photo exhibition: “Missing Children: Out of Focus” an important exhibition that raises awareness of missing children. The exhibition will feature work by photographer Natalie Hill, which portrays three real-life stories about runaways, parental abductions and missing unaccompanied migrant children.

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Conference: Avoiding enforcement struggles: How mediation can help implement decisions in cross-border family disputes concerning children

Conference: Avoiding enforcement struggles: How mediation can help implement decisions in cross-border family disputes concerning children

The conference will highlight the legal and psychological difficulties faced by families and professionals during the enforcement phase of decisions and show how mediation can help within the narrow and well-defined boundaries of this phase.
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