Human Rights – September 25, 2014

In Committee from the Senate of Canada

Human Rights – September 25, 2014

The committee resumes its study of the Hague Abduction Convention and other international mechanisms which look to resolve cross-border child custody disputes and international child abductions.

Appearing as an individual, Mandeep Gill, an associate at the International Family Law Group along with Alison Shalaby, the chief executive officer from the Reunite International Child Abduction Centre and her colleague, the organization’s chair Anne-Marie Hutchinson discuss child abductions as a whole and outline how the European Union deals with cross-border child custody disputes. Hervé Boéchat the deputy secretary general, and director of the international reference centre for children deprived of family for the International Social Service outlines the role of his organization and discusses the improvements made to the Hague Convention. (September 25, 2014)