Setting the Record Straight: State-Sanctioned Child Abduction Under American and Japanese Auspices

Hundreds of children abducted prior to the Hague Convention signing were knowingly abandoned by U.S. State Department authorities from the outset of negotiations. This was a price that U.S. officials were more than willing to pay over the vociferous objections of parents in order to set the weak, international-law treaty ostensibly commiting the parties to a path against abduction into place in order to ease the issue back out of the public eye to the benefit of U.S. and Japanese corporate and military interests. … More Setting the Record Straight: State-Sanctioned Child Abduction Under American and Japanese Auspices

Juridical Placebo

The Emancipation Of Children Is Still Far Off Saturday, March 21- Sunday, March 22, 2015 On March 25th, the Human Rights Committee of the world-class, immoderately insane body of legislators known as the U.S. House of Representatives will host an important event in its legislative oversight role: it will review the operations of the U.S. … More Juridical Placebo

Japan and the Results of the Hague Convention, 2014: A second child returned to Japan without protection.

<Below these notes of mine is a story from today’s Yomiuri Shimbun. In it, the Japanese newspaper reports that an American father has been ordered by Japan’s new Hague court to return his child to Japan where the mother resides. > The Hague Convention does exactly for Japan what it says it should; but does … More Japan and the Results of the Hague Convention, 2014: A second child returned to Japan without protection.