Category Archive: International

Jan 11

EU – MEPs call for equal property rights for registered partners and married couples

Rules will not apply to United Kingdom     International couples in registered partnerships should have the same right as married ones to choose which member state’s national law will govern their property rights if the relationship ends, the European Parliament has resolved. The Parliament has recommended that draft legislation be amended to this end. …

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Dec 10

EU/USA – International workshop calls on governments to promote shared parenting

New organisation seeks to bring together the best evidence-based research on share parenting   The First Workshop of the International Platform on Shared Parenting (twohomes.org) held in Bonn, Germany, has brought together parents organisations, family professionals and scientists from 14 countries in Europe and North America. Calling upon governments, judges, lawyers, mediators and social workers …

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May 26

EU – International child abduction cases up 81%

Foreign Office was involved in 512 new cases in 2011/2012 Child abduction is a “growing problem” with the number of reported cases up by 81 per cent over the last nine years, ministers warned today. Foreign Office officials were involved in 512 new abduction and international custody cases in 2011/12 and were taking around four …

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May 26

JAPAN/EU – Japanese Parliament paves way for ratification of Hague Convention on Child Abduction

Convention should be ratified by March 2014 Japan is assured of ratifying the Hague Convention on Child Abduction by March 2014 after the Lower House of the Japanese Parliament approved the necessary billon 22nd May. A central authority will be set up in the Foreign Ministry. For a fuller report in The Japan Times, please …

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May 26

EU – EU-wide protection for victims of domestic violence to become law

Draft regulation should be adopted by Council of Ministers in June The European Parliament has voted with an overwhelming majority (602 votes in favour, 23 against, 63 abstentions) to endorse the European Commission’s proposal for an EU-wide protection order. The new regulation will mean that citizens (in most cases women) who have suffered domestic violence …

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May 24

Japan – Japan announces abduction pilot scheme

English-speaking lawyer will advise on the Japanese legal system Reunite reports that Japan has recently announced a pilot scheme to provide legal advice to those involved in parental child abduction cases who reside outside of Japan. The scheme will not provide advice on specific cases, but will advise on how to navigate through the Japanese …

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