International Legal Texts

Convention on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, Recognition, Enforcement and Co-operation in Respect of Parental Responsibility and Measures for the Protection of Children, 19 October 1996

United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, 20 November 1989

Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, 25 October 1980

European Legal Texts

Council Regulation (EC) No 2201/2003 of 27 November 2003 concerning jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in matrimonial matters and the matters of parental responsibility, repealing Regulation (EC) No 1347/2000 (the ‘Brussels II Revised Regulations’)

Domestic (England & Wales) Legal Texts

Civil Procedure Rules, Practice Direction 12F:  International Child Abduction

Child Abduction and Custody Act 1985 (legislation implementing the Hague Convention)

Child Abduction Act 1984

By the Blog Author

Sean and David Goldman International Child Abduction and Return Act 2014: A Guide, November 2014

“Abductions by any other name”, Japan Times, 11 June 2014 (PDF); also available on Japan Times website


Consular report, March 2013 (report on Hugo prepared by the British Consulate General in Osaka in March 2013 based on a meeting with him the same month)

CHILD_ABDUCTION_JAPAN_UK_GOVT_GUIDANCE (PDF) (UK Government Guidance Document, originally published 20 March 2013); also available on Foreign and Commonwealth Office website

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