Brussels – The European Parliament embraced a resolution Wednesday prompting Japan to boost its child custody rules, under which European moms and dads in Japan have little option in case of residential child kidnapping by a Japanese partner.
Members of the parliament are “concerned over the high number of parental child abduction cases due to the reluctance of Japanese authorities to comply with international law,” the resolution claimed.
The resolution additionally contacted Japanese authorities “to enforce domestic and foreign court decisions on the return of the child and on access and visiting rights after the parents’ relationship has ended, in order to bring their domestic laws in line with their international commitments and obligations.”
Parliament participants shared remorse that Japan, as a critical companion, has actually fallen short to follow worldwide rules on child kidnapping.
Japan is currently a celebration to the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, a worldwide treaty giving a structure for the return of a child abducted by a moms and dad living in one more nation. But its concepts have no straight application to residential kidnappings.
According to the parliament, it has actually gotten “a significant number of appeals in the past few years on cases of Japanese parental child abduction and visiting rights, where one of the parents is an EU citizen.”
On this issue, the Committee of Petitions of the European Parliament embraced a comparable resolution last month.