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Positive step for operation of Child Abduction Convention

On 14th June 2012, a Regional Federal Court in Brasilia, Brazil decided to concentrate jurisdiction for international child abduction cases at the first-instance level, reports the Hague.

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Mother wins international custody battle

A French woman has been awarded custody of her ten-year-old daughter, who has been living in Saudi Arabia with her father, a Saudi prince, for the past three and a half years, reports the Telegraph.

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Review of the Hague Conventions concludes

The second and final part of the Sixth Special Commission to review the practical operation of the 1980 Hague Child Abduction and 1996 Hague Child Protection Conventions has concluded in The Hague.

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Parental abductions on the increase

There has been a large increase in the number of children abducted by one of their parents, according to reunite International Child Abduction Centre. Latest figures show a 47% increase in calls to the charity's advice line.

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