16-11-2020 14:15
Workshop on Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction

Brussels
Child on a table with parents in the background Child on a table with parents in the background
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On 16 November 2020, the Policy Department for Citizens Rights and Constitutional Affairs organised a workshop on "The 40th Anniversary of the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction" for the JURI Committee, in the presence of the EP Coordinator of Children's' Rights, Ms Ewa Kopacz.

The workshop marked the 40th anniversary of the Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction and was aimed at examining assessing the success and importance of the Convention in ensuring the prompt return and thus the best interests of the abducted children. Against this background, the workshop brought together Members of the European Parliament and a number of experts, practitioners and academics with a view to presenting the functioning of the Convention from the child's rights dimension and pointing out ongoing issues with its implementation.