The Hague Convention (Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction)
Symposium commemorating the fifth anniversary of Japan’s entry into the 1980 Hague Convention
June 17, 2019
- On Monday, June 10, the Symposium commemorating the fifth anniversary of Japan’s entry into the 1980 Hague Convention “THE 1980 HAGUE CONVENTION AND JAPAN -Toward a Child-Centered International Family Dispute Settlement- was held at the University of Tokyo.
- The symposium was opened by the remarks of Mr. Kiyoto TSUJI, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs.
- The symposium was attended by more than 190 people with different backgrounds, including judges, attorneys, academics and diplomatic missions in Tokyo.
- Profiles of the speakers from overseas
- Mr. Shuji Zushi, “Japan’s five-year experience in implementing the 1980 Hague Convention” (PDF)
- Ms. Tomoko Sawamura, “Court Proceedings for Hague Cases in Japan” (PDF)
- Mr. Greg Gardner, “U.S. Laws regarding International Parental Child Abduction” (PDF)
- Prof. Marilyn Freeman, “International Child Abduction: Research on the Effects of Abduction and Reunification” (PDF)
- Ms. Melissa A. Kucinski, “The Future of International Family Mediation” (PDF)