UPDATE (May 09, 2008): Japan to sign Hague Child Abduction Convention
Japan is known for having virtually no established family law and no tradition of dual custody. Once a couple gets divorced, there is no concept of visitation rights. Children are generally assigned to one parent, never to have contact with the other parent.
Without faltering, judges continuously uphold the cultural imperative that it is in the child’s best interest to stay with whomever she or he is with at that moment. The status quo is protected as police don’t intervene on family matters and judges have no authority over enforcement.
Japan is not a signatory to the Hague convention
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We need an alternative source [when dealing with countries who are non-signatories to the Hague Child Abduction Convention]. I’m not a diplomat or law-enforcement officer. I am just a mom. But I had to learn how to talk to foreign authorities. It becomes an obsession. You want to know your child is safe . . ..
– Maureen Dabbagh, mother of Nadia Dabbagh, abducted at the age of 3 to Syria, and later to Saudi Arabia, by her father, Hisham Dabbagh
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More and more separated NRI couples are taking advantage of India’s inability to resolve inter-country disputes over child custody
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