Manga and the Hague Abduction Convention

Posted by Jeremy Morley | Sep 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs has prepared a manga-style booklet explaining the Hague Abduction Convention, which it has sent to Japanese embassies and consulates.

Much of the booklet is actually well done. However, some have claimed that the booklet is racist. The cover appears to show a Western-looking man beating an Asian-featured child; the same Western man removing a child; and a Japanese woman with no money worrying about her daughter. 

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Jeremy D. Morley was admitted to the New York Bar in 1975 and concentrates on international family law. His firm works with clients around the world from its New York office, with a global network of local counsel. Mr. Morley is the author of "International Family Law Practice,...


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