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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