Japan Joins Hague Abduction Convention: England Returns Child

Posted: 29 Jul 2017

Date Written: July 26, 2017


Japan implemented the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction on April 1, 2014. This article explores the implementation in light of a recent abduction case, In re R (A Child), in which a British court ordered the return of a Japanese child from the United Kingdom, in acknowledging a breach of the father’s custody rights. Now that Japan has implemented the Hague Convention, the article suggests that other countries may be more willing to return children to Japan.

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Suggested Citation

Elrod, Linda D. Henry, Japan Joins Hague Abduction Convention: England Returns Child (July 26, 2017). Family Law Quarterly, Vol. 48, No. 2, 2014, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3009362

Linda D. Henry Elrod (Contact Author)

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