Expert Testimony on Risk of Child Abduction to Japan

Posted by Jeremy Morley | Jun 07, 2016 | 0 Comments

Another U.S. case was resolved today based on my expert testimony concerning the risk of permitting child visitation to Japan.

The Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs has released some limited information about the number of applications that it has received under the Hague Abduction Convention and the number of cases in which children have been returned. The figures are quite disturbing. It is essential to understand that just because a country has signed up to the Convention does not mean that abducted children will be returned. With Japan, the concerns are substantially enhanced by virtue of the terms of the Implementing Act whereby Japan brought the Convention into domestic Japanese law and limited its scope.

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Jeremy Morley

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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