40 years of the Hague Convention on child abduction: legal and societal changes in the rights of a child

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Series Details PE 660.559
Publication Date November 2020
ISBN 978-92-846-7452-7
EC QA-02-20-916-EN-N
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This in-depth analysis has been commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the JURI Committee in the context of the workshop to mark the 40th Anniversary of the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. It looks into the implementation of the 1980 Convention, as regards the respect of autonomy of parts, validity of agreements and mediation, and describes, from a practitioner’s point of view, how the parents and children see the process.

The paper concludes that in order to protect the interest of the child, the 1980 Convention should be maintained with restricted exceptions, but more should be done in terms of prevention. The new measures should include, in particular, harmonisation of the relocation proceedings and principles, enforceability of mediation agreements, and increasing of the autonomy of the parties through the inclusion of residence and custody plans in prenuptial agreements.

Source Link https://www.europarl.europa.eu/thinktank/en/document.html?reference=IPOL_IDA(2020)660559
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