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2011

FLBA Child Abduction Seminar 24th February 2011

Child Abduction Seminar  - 2nd February 2011

Annual Child Abduction Conference 21st January 2011


2010

Charity Concert & Auction - 22nd November 2010

Leicester Sponsored Walk - 11th September 2010

Wimbledon Sponsored Walk - 25th September 2010

Washington - March 2010

2009

Balloon Launch

Fundraising Run

Sponsored Walk

Washington DC, USA

International Judicial Conference on Cross-Border Family Relocation

 23 - 25 March 2010

The International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children and the Hague Conference on Private International Law hosted a conference for over 50 judges and experts from 14 countries, including reunite, which addressed the issues surrounding cross-border family relocation.

The number of cases coming before Judges seeking relocation of a child/children from the Jurisdiction are increasing globally, with these cases posing a daunting legal challenge.  Often the outcome of these cases differs greatly depending on the Judge hearing the case, the court, and the country in which the application is made. 
 
At the close of the 3 day conference a document entitled "Washington Declaration on International Family Relocation" was issued and adopted by the judges.  This declaration aims to provide a framework outlining the issues that should be considered by all judges in an effort to standardise how these cases are dealt with.  The declaration gives thirteen recommendations including:
  • The best interests of the child should be the primary consideration;
  • Mediation and similar facilities to encourage agreement between the parents should be promoted and made available;
  • Reasonable notice should be given prior to relocation;
  • Every state should have legal procedures that address the right to relocate with a child.
 
To download the full version of the declaration click here