TOKYO - An American father was arrested in Japan after snatching his children from the hands of his ex-wife, who had taken the kids to her native country without telling him.If you are letting your spouse take your kids to a foreign country, I guess you'd better make sure the country has signed the 1980 Hague Convention.
The back-and-forth exposes a simmering diplomatic dispute over Japan's traditional favoritism toward mothers in custody battles. While the father was apprehended by Japanese authorities, a U.S. court has issued an arrest warrant for the mother. ...
Japan has yet to sign the 1980 Hague Convention on International Child Abduction, which seeks to ensure that custody decisions are made by the appropriate courts and that the rights of access of both parents are protected.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
American arrested in Japan for snatching own kids
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