The Hague Convention
Parental Child Abduction
Whatever the reason, the cross-border movement of a child by a parent in the absence of consent from the other parent is a parental abduction, which must be managed expeditiously under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, which entered into force in Japan on April 1, 2014.
The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction is the legal tool that will allow a left-behind parent to quickly obtain the child's return to her/his country of habitual residence.
On the other hand, in Japan, child parental abduction within Japan is hardly recognized as a crime. Therefore, without a noticeable change of the social perception, child abduction in Japan will remain among the most difficult cases to manage.
The role of the lawyer is to explain the consequences of your choice, to guide you in your efforts and provide you a legal and moral support.
Based on his experiences, Mr. Suda develops a strategy with you and will highlight the strengths of your case, especially during mediations, crucial stage in such cases, while ensuring that the best interest of the child is still the cornerstone of his files.
For any questions about your rights and procedures, please contact us at 03-6300-4452.