This event will focus primarily on respecting the interests of the child in private law judicial proceedings concerning lawful relocation and in proceedings concerning wrongful removal or retention in international abduction cases. The applicable Hague Conference instruments, the Brussels II regime and the principles of the Washington Declaration will be examined as well as the case law of national courts, the European Court of Human Rights and the Court of Justice of the European Union on relocation and abduction. The event will look at how to put children’s interests first in relocation and child abduction proceedings. Comparisons will also be drawn with relevant public law proceedings – not just care or adoption proceedings in family law, but where separation occurs or is ordered as a consequence of e.g. immigration measures or the imprisonment of parents.
Private practitioners, public officials, members of the judiciary, NGOs and academics will come together to share their expertise and experience and participants will enhance the practical knowledge required to ensure that the children’s interests are fully protected in both simple and more complex cases.
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*PRIORITY WILL BE GIVEN TO UNPAID VOLUNTEERS WORKING IN THE RELEVANT FIELDS.
This event is part of the AIRE Centre’s Separated Children in Judicial Proceedings Project, in collaboration with, Child Circle in Belgium, the Centre for Women War Victims (ROSA) in Croatia and the University College Cork in Ireland. This project is co-funded by the Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme of the European Union.
The registration fees for this event will be used to contribute to the costs of hosting the event.