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Barbados Accedes to Hague Abduction Convention

Posted by Jeremy Morley | Aug 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

On 11 July 2019, Barbados deposited its instrument of accession to the HCCH Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (“Child Abduction Convention”). The Child Abduction Convention, which now has 101 Contracting Parties, will enter into force for Barbad...

EXPERT TESTIMONY ON INDIA CHILD CUSTODY LAW

Posted by Jeremy Morley | Jun 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Federal Circuit Court of Australia has issued a ruling denying a mother's application for overseas travel from Australia to India to attend her marriage ceremony. The decision was based in large part on my expert testimony concerning the child custody laws of India and the risks of interna...

Cite for Morley Kuwait Expert Testimony Case

Posted by Jeremy Morley | May 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

The citation for the recent Arizona appeal case which accepted me as an expert witness on the laws and practices of Kuwait as to child custody in international matters, and relied on my expert testimony about Kuwaiti law, is Lehn v. Al-Thanayyan, 438 P.3d 646 (Ariz. App. 2019). 

Practice Tip on Returning Abducted Children to Japan

Posted by Jeremy Morley | Apr 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

Jeremy D. Morley We just won a Hague Abduction Convention case in Sweden, working with Swedish counsel, and obtained an order to return the abducted children to Japan. Of the greatest importance, the Swedish court granted our express application that our client, the left-behind parent, is the ...

Expert Testimony: Recent Update

Posted by Jeremy Morley | Mar 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

I am pleased to have been accepted again as an expert on the child custody laws and practices of India in international child abduction cases by a court in Canberra, Australia. I testified yesterday as to the recent decisions of the Supreme Court of India, including the most recent case of Laha...

Lecturing in Japan on Hague Abduction Convention

Posted by Jeremy Morley | Jan 03, 2019 | 0 Comments

Jeremy D. Morley I am pleased to announce that, at the invitation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, I will be lecturing on the Hague Abduction Convention in Japan in the last week of February to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and to invited lawyers' groups in both Tokyo and Osaka. ...

Demand for Action: Child Abduction to India

Posted by Jeremy Morley | Dec 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

At a hearing held on December 10, 2018 by a subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee, Congressman Chris Smith alleged that nearly 100 American children have been abducted to India. He sought “real action” from the Trump administration to bring them back to the...

Jamaica – U.S. Child Abduction Update

Posted by Jeremy Morley | Oct 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Although Jamaica has adopted the Hague Abduction Convention, its accession has not yet been accepted by the United States, United Kingdom or Canada. Accordingly, the Convention is not in force between Jamaica and these countries.  The Child Protection and Family Services Agency has compl...

Switzerland: Child Custody

Posted by Jeremy Morley | Oct 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

A very helpful introduction to Swiss Child Custody Law is provided by the Association of Counselling Agencies for Binational and Intercultural Couples and Families, Switzerland, as follows: It is important to a child's harmonious development that he or she be able, as far as possible, to maint...

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