Prior to New Year, Japan’s Supreme Court stands firmly in favor of parental child abductions

Courts in all countries should now be on notice that, despite Japan joining the Convention, return orders issued by the nation’s courts remain unenforceable, contact can be safely denied, Japanese judges looking for ways to let children stay in Japan can simply find fault with the left-behind parent’s imagined parenting capabilities and higher courts will ratify that decision as being “in the best interests of the children.” By demonstrating such a low threshold for refusing returns and condoning noncooperation with enforcement proceedings, the Supreme Court’s ruling serves as a road map for further abductions to come. … More Prior to New Year, Japan’s Supreme Court stands firmly in favor of parental child abductions

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“Good morn’ or evening friendsHere’s your friendly announcerI have serious news to pass on to everybodyWhat I’m about to sayCould mean the world’s disasterCould change your joy and laughter to tears and pain It’s thatLove’s in need of love todayDon’t delaySend yours in right awayHate’s goin’ around Breaking many heartsStop it please Before it’s gone … More L-O-V-E