The legal issues around international parental child abductions

Opinion: over 1,400 parental child abductions occur annually in Europe and can be very stressful and difficult to deal with for all involved Globalisation has contributed to the increased movement of people around the world. People set up home together and sometimes have children in different cultures and countries. However, if a relationship breaks down, […]

The Rights of Parents and Children: How to Better Implement the Goldman Act on Child Abduction

Date: Wednesday, September 29, 2021 – 1:00pmLocation: 2172 Rayburn and Virtual, via Cisco WebEx Announcement Please join the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission for a hearing on “The Rights of Parents and Children: How to Better Implement the Goldman Act on Child Abduction.”  The Convention on the Rights of the Child recognizes that “the child, for the full and harmonious development […]

Advocates call out Japan for one-parent, overseas abductions of American children

BY WYATT OLSON• STARS AND STRIPES • SEPTEMBER 30, 2021 Just over 10,800 American children were victims of so-called international parental child abduction from 2009 through 2019, according to a 2020 report by the Congressional Research Service. A New Jersey congressman and other advocates urged the State Department to use the strongest enforcement tools passed by Congress in 2014 for […]

Parental Abduction Takes Toll on Kids’ Future Mental Health

ABC News reports that 70 percent of children involved in parental abduction cases endure serious mental health issues later on, related to the trauma of the experience. Parental abduction occurs when one parent takes the child or children without the consent of the other parent or of the court, fleeing the area. According to studies, children suffer […]

Parents and children brief information about current legislation

This brochure provides briefinformation about parenthood,custody, maintenance for childrenand related matters.The regulations described hereare mainly found in the Childrenand Parents Code (1949:381). Youwill find the most recent version ofthe Children and Parents Code withall admendments entered into theoriginal text on the

Single Motherhood and Children’s Health and School Performance in Japan

Abstract This paper examines the well-being of Japanese children in single-mother families relative to children living with both parents. Using data from three rounds of the National Survey of Households with Children, I first demonstrate that single mothers report their children to have significantly worse health and lower academic performance. I then estimate regression models […]