Charlotte Mol and Tine Van Hof (PR2) : “International child abduction by a parent and the best interests of the child”
This is a free event - please register by emailing Famcare@uantwerpen.be
Date: 14th November 2016
Time: 08h30-10h. Coffee & Danish Pastries 08h30. Presentations begin 09h.
Location: Stadscampus D.014
Abstract: International child abduction by a parent is strictly regulated internationally and on a European level. The basic principle is that when one parent takes a child to another country without the consent of the other parent, the child must immediately be returned. However, there are exceptions, such as where there is a risk on physical or psychological violence towards the child. In the past years the European Court of Human Rights has repeatedly ruled that in considering the return of a child, courts must take into account the best interests of the particular child involved (according to Art. 3 of the Children’s Rights Convention). The research that Charlotte and Tine are doing, analyses the case law to see to what extent courts take into account the best interests of the child in return proceedings.