International Child Abduction: Broken Laws and Bereaved Lives

In Washington on December 24th, 2011 a hearing entitled International Child Abduction: Broken Laws and Bereaved Lives took place at a subcommittee of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.  [See it here on CRN.]  Or, [see it here on CSPAN.] All of the speakers were superb, and Congressman  Chris Smith was extremely sharp, energetic, and well-informed … More International Child Abduction: Broken Laws and Bereaved Lives

When Lilacs Last in the Door-yard Bloom’d

For Rui- with Daddy’s  love. WHEN lilacs last in the door-yard bloom’d, And the great star early droop’d in the western sky in the night, I mourn’d—and yet shall mourn with ever-returning spring. O ever-returning spring! trinity sure to me you bring; Lilac blooming perennial, and drooping star in the west, And thought of him … More When Lilacs Last in the Door-yard Bloom’d

Swat the Fly!

The Japanese government will announce its accession to the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of Child Abduction on Friday. Should we be excited? Should we celebrate? Japanese child abduction is an epidemic.  In the global world in which more communications flow with greater and greater diffusion, and differences  between countries increasingly become more a … More Swat the Fly!