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Family Matters: A tour de table of good practices

Good practices in cross-border child abduction cases

Date: 6 April 2022
Location: Warsaw

Registration: 22 March 2022

This conference will deal with

  • Crossroads between child abduction and fundamental human rights – and corresponding ECHR case law
    • The necessity to put in place a sound legal framework to secure a prompt response to international child abduction cases
    • A coherent and consistent interpretation of the Hague Convention
    • The obligation to act swiftly – the exceptional diligence criteria
    • The conditions of enforcement of the return order
    • The interpretation of the « best interest of the child » in the light of Article 13 of the Hague Convention
    • The passage of time and the integration criteria
  • Crossroads between child abduction and fundamental human rights – and corresponding CJEU case law
08.30 Login to platform
09.00 Welcome of participants and introduction to the conference programme

Petra Jeney and participants

09.15 Jurisdictional issues in child abduction cases

Exchange of views on jurisdictional issues in relation to child abduction cases having an intra-EU dimension and in relation to third countries. Impact of the C-603/20 PPU SS v MCP case for EU Member States both under Brussels II-bid and its successor, Brussels II-ter.

Panel Discussion

10.15 Break
10.30 Safeguards and guarantees in child abduction proceedings

The child’s right to be heard and to information in the proceedings of child abduction, procedural guarantees and practices to protect the best interests of the child in domestic law proceedings, including the child’s right of appeal with a view to corresponding ECHR and CJEU case law.

Panel Discussion

11.30 Break
11.45 Mediation in child abduction cases

Panel Discussion

12.45 Lunch break
13.45 Practical questions in relation to cross border child abduction cases

Breakout rooms

14.45 Plenary discussion on practical questions in relation to cross border child abduction cases
15.15 Coffee Break
15.30 Recognition and enforcement of decisions in matters of child abduction

Recognition and enforcement of the return order, issues relating to the overriding mechanism

Panel Discussion

16.30 End of conference

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