March 6, 2014
by Theresa Donovan
The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Wednesday in Lozano v. Alvarez that under the Hague Convention, the one-year period for filing a petition for a child's abduction to another country is not subject to equitable tolling. The court stated that to invoke the remedy under the Hague Convention ...[read more]
December 11, 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in two cases. In Lozano v. Montoya Alvarez the court will determine whether a district court considering a petition under the Hague Convention for the return of an abducted child may equitably toll the running of the one-year filing period when ...[read more]
May 23, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
The Japanese parliament approved a bill on Wednesday adopting the Hague convention on resolving cross-border abductions of children. Parliament unanimously passed the treaty in response to international pressure for Tokyo to address concerns that Japanese mothers from broken international ...[read more]
February 20, 2013
by Jerry Votava
The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously in Chafin v. Chafin that a parent can appeal a custody ruling when a district court has determined the child's habitual residence is another country and the child has already been removed from the US. The issue in this case stems from a custody dispute ...[read more]
December 6, 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in Chafin v. Chafin, an international child custody dispute. The court will decide whether a parent can appeal in a custody suit when a district court has determined the child's habitual residence is another country and the child has already ...[read more]
December 5, 2012
by Stephanie Kogut
JURIST Guest Columnist Preston Findlay, a representative for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, argues that the Supreme Court should hold that US courts have the power to handle appeals stemming for international child abduction cases...When the US Supreme Court hears argument ...[read more]
May 20, 2011
by Julia Zebley
Japan announced Friday that they will be signing the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction at next week's G8 summit. Signatories of the Convention are required to return a child who has been "wrongfully removed" from his or her country of habitual residence, ...[read more]
February 1, 2010
by Andrea Bottorff
Ambassadors from eight countries met with Japanese Foreign Minister Katsuya Okada on Saturday to urge Japan to sign an international treaty that will help prevent parental child abductions across borders. Representatives from the US, Canada, the UK, Australia, France, New Zealand, Italy, and Spain ...[read more]
June 29, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court on Monday granted certiorari in six cases. In Abbott v. Abbott, the Court will consider whether a ne exeat clause, which prohibits one parent from removing a child from the country without the other parent's consent, confers a right of custody within the meaning... ...[read more]
August 5, 2008
by Devin Montgomery
The US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit held on Monday that federal courts must rule on an international petition for child repatriation unless a state court has already fully considered and ruled on the petition. The ruling came in a case involving a father's petition under the Internat... ...[read more]

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