Jeremy Morely: Ineffective Access Rights in Japan under Hague Abduction Convention

“Whenever a child is taken to Japan…  within the meaning of Japanese law, no access claim can be made under the Hague Convention.” Friday, June 19, 2015 Jeremy D. Morley There is great misunderstanding about the ability of a parent outside Japan to obtain access to a child in Japan through the Hague Abduction Convention. … More Jeremy Morely: Ineffective Access Rights in Japan under Hague Abduction Convention

Fathers’ Day 2015

We romped until the pans Slid from the kitchen shelf; My mother’s countenance Could not unfrown itself. … You beat time on my head With a palm caked hard by dirt, Then waltzed me off to bed Still clinging to your shirt. -Theodore Roethke Never forget!

Wall Street Journal – Parents of Abducted Children Get No Help in Japan

June 16, 2015 America’s Abducted Kids Get No Help From Japan A new law was supposed to enlist the State Department in helping to bring the kids back, but Tokyo has talked its way out of cooperating. By N.J. Congressman Chris Smith Wall Street Journal The U.S. State Department last month released its first annual … More Wall Street Journal – Parents of Abducted Children Get No Help in Japan

Five Years Gone

Last Thursday, June 11, 2015, my old colleague and friend from the Left Behind Parents movement and the BACHome group, Christopher Savoie, gave testimony at last in a Congressional hearing on International Parental Child Abduction. Christopher explained quite clearly that the US Department of State, acting as the Central Authority and the sole US agency … More Five Years Gone