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Children in a Mobile World: Cross-Border Abductions, 16 November 2015

Mairead McGuinness, MEP and European Parliament’s Mediator on International Parental Child Abduction is hosting an information morning for people concerned by this issue.  This event takes place on Monday, 16 November at 10.30 am at European Union House, 12-14 Lower Mount Street, Dublin 2.  To book your free place email: or tel. 01-6057900.


The problem of International Parental Child Abduction causes severe distress to children and parents. The international law in this area is complicated and frequently results in parents being unable to see their children before they reach adulthood.

Draft Agenda

10.30 Registration and Refreshments

11.00  Mairead McGuinness, MEP and European Parliament Mediator for International Parental Child Abduction
’Welcome and Introduction’

11.25  Dr Geoffrey Shannon, Special Rapporteur on Child Protection and founding Patron of The Children’s Rights Alliance
‘EU/Child Abduction Issues’

11.30   Dr Niall Muldoon, Ombudsman for Children
‘Do we take Children’s Rights seriously?’

11.40    Discussion/Q & A
Tanya Ward, Chief Executive of the Children’s Rights Alliance, will join the panel.

12.30    End


Hastag for the event: #childabduction