|Author (Person)||Freeman, Marilyn|
|Author (Corporate)||European Parliament: DG Internal Policies|
|Publisher||European Parliament: European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS), European Union|
|Series Title||EPRS In-Depth Analysis|
|Series Details||PE 659.819|
|Publication Date||October 2020|
|Content Type||Research Paper|
This in-depth analysis, commissioned by the Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the Committee on Legal Affairs in the context of the Workshop to mark the 40th Anniversary of the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, examines the way in which subject children feature within Convention proceedings. It considers the aims of the Convention, and the lack of supranational control of its application.
It draws on empirical research relating to the effects and consequences of child abduction to discuss the opportunities for children and young people to participate within Convention proceedings, and highlights the international obligations for such participation within the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, and other regional instruments. Different jurisdictional approaches are explained, and the role of culture in this context is probed. The impact of COVID-19 on abducted children is also explored.
|Subject Categories||Justice and Home Affairs, Law, Values and Beliefs|
|Subject Tags||Children | Young People, Fundamental | Human Rights, International Law, Police | Judicial Cooperation|
|Keywords||Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction