child kidnapping

The International Criminal Court against Child Kidnapping exists to fight for the human rights of victimized parents & their wrongfully retained children to stop crimes against humanity.

This includes legal actions against your spouse, as well as legal actions against taxpayer funded human trafficking of wrongfully retained children, harboring of illegal immigrants & Governmental child kidnapping with clear violations of international laws and treaties for the protection of the child!

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When “left behind” parents and their offspring have been mistreated by lawless Government officials, it’s time to restore your human rights! We only act in your child’s best interest, and make this always our top priority to restore their human rights, reunite you with your children by enforcing International Laws and Treaties to hold all “bad actors” accountable!

International Criminal Court Against Child Kidnapping
Schenkkade 50
The Hague – 2595 AR
The Netherlands
Tel: +31 – 70-800-2093
Fax: +31 – 70-808-0254
Email: admin@childabductioncourt.eu
https://www.childabductioncourt.eu/
https://www.iccack.org

When Parental Mental Illness Makes You Lose Your Child

It seems quite reasonable to have children removed from dangerous circumstances, which have been attributed to parental mental illness. Numerous studies have revealed that such an environment can correlate to child abuse and neglect. It hinges on the premise that a parent who isn’t mentally stable enough to look after himself or herself, may exhibit outrageous and harmful tendencies that could impact negatively on their child.

And while in a lot of cases this may certainly be the case, in other instances, children are being taken away from secure homes based on an unfair rationale that goes under the banner of “parental mental illness”.

Angelo Clement spoke candidly to the Guardian about his horrific experience of being the latter.

“I was removed from a safe environment at home with my mom where I wasn’t abused or neglected to a situation where I was very much unsafe,” said Clement.

It all began one night when Clement was 14-years-old and received a phone call from a teacher whilst he was home alone. Following this, the teacher made a report to the authorities, which claimed that Clement was being neglected by his mother.

The days and weeks that followed descended into hell for Clement and his mother. When the investigation was finally concluded, no evidence was found to indicate that any abuse had occurred. The case was, however, taken to court where it was argued that his mother, who had a past history of bipolar disorder, was not mentally fit to have Clement in her custody.

Within a short space of time, Clement’s entire world unravelled before his eyes; he was snatched from his happy home, and placed into a foster care system that caused a lot of psychological and emotional trauma. As soon as he turned 18-years-old, Clement signed himself out of the foster care system.

A watchdog report revealed that the Administration of Children’s Services had misused and breached policies in family courts, and wrongfully removed children from their families in many similar cases such as Clement’s.

The harrowing reality is that some states view parental mental illness such as anxiety or depression, as a reason to take a child away. As a result, more and more parents avoid seeking out the mental health services that they may need, due to their worry that it may spell a visit from social services.

I knew a girl who, after giving birth to her first child, battled through postnatal depression. As a young and single mother, there was no doubt that she felt an insurmountable amount of pressure to be the best mother that she could be.

When I asked her why she did not want to seek out help for her postnatal depression or ask for further assistance in any area that she was struggling in, she said simply:

“I can’t risk social services thinking that I might even have a day where I feel sad or overwhelmed. They have the authority to turn up at my house and take my baby away–and it would mean that I would love everything.”

It may appear ludicrous that women in her position are unable to get the support that they need from a government whom they have paid taxes to–taxes which should be redistributed back to them in such times. Yet, her concerns were not completely unfounded.

Healthy Place states that custody loss rates for parental mental illness range as high as 70-80 per cent, and a higher proportion of parents with serious mental illnesses lose custody of their children than parents without mental illness.

International Criminal Court Against Child Kidnapping
Schenkkade 50
The Hague – 2595 AR
The Netherlands
Tel: +31 – 70-800-2093
Fax: +31 – 70-808-0254
Email: admin@childabductioncourt.eu
https://www.childabductioncourt.eu/

Is The Government About To Address Child Abduction In India?

In recent times, stories that underline the need for improved rights for children in India have rippled across the media, with voices around the globe calling for stronger reforms. Yet, in an unprecedented move, it would appear that India might be open to working with the United States to tackle parental child abduction.

The Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction is a multilateral treaty developed by the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH) that provides an expeditious method to return a child internationally abducted by a parent from one country to another.

India is currently not one of the signatories of the treaty, which makes it an untouched and unspoiled haven for parental kidnapping.

The Economic reported that in a meeting with Indian officials, Suzanne Lawrence, Special Advisor Children’s Issues Bureau of Consular Affairs at the Department of State, highlighted the need for the country to join The Hague convention. She said:

“India is beginning to work with us to find practical solutions for children who are being abducted between our two countries.

“In February of this year, I travelled to India to encourage government officials there to resolve the numerous abduction cases they have, and for India to join the Convention.

“While in the US it is called abduction, most of such cases are a result of marital dispute wherein one of the parents stays with the child in India and quite often gets a court order in their favor.”

Since there are no laws against parental child abduction in India, it is not regarded as a criminal offense. The only solution for “left behind” parents is to proceed with legal action–which, in the Indian judicial system, could take years to resolve. And amidst court hearings, it is also likely that there can be an order placed which restricts the “left behind” parent from having contact with their child until the court issues a ruling.

According to recent figures, in 2016 there were as many as 83 cases of alleged parental child abduction of American children.

statement from the State Department outlined India’s failings:

“Parental child abduction is not a crime in India. Parents may wish to consult with an attorney in the United States and in the country to which the child has been removed or retained to learn more about how filing criminal charges may impact a custody case in the foreign court.”

“The competent authorities in India persistently failed to work with the Department of State to resolve abduction cases. As a result of this failure, 66 per cent of requests for the return of abducted children have remained unresolved for more than 12 months. India has been cited as non-compliant since 2014.”

For over a decade, the Indian government has been working towards signing The Hague convention, yet there have been no further developments as it would require amendments and changes to Indian laws.

As there are no bilateral agreements between the US and India regarding parental child abduction in India, there is an undisputed prerequisite for such a policy to be implemented.

Child Kidnapping

ARE YOU A VICTIM OF PARENTAL CHILD KIDNAPPING?

The International Criminal Court against Child Kidnapping exists to fight for the human rights of victimized parents & their wrongfully retained children to stop crimes against humanity.

This includes legal actions against your spouse, as well as legal actions against taxpayer funded human trafficking of wrongfully retained children, harboring of illegal immigrants & Governmental child kidnapping with clear violations of international laws and treaties for the protection of the child!

When “left behind” parents and their offspring have been mistreated by corrupt Government officials, it’s time to restore your human rights! We only act in your child’s best interest, and make this always our top priority to restore their human rights, reunite you with your children by enforcing International Laws and Treaties to hold all “bad actors” accountable!

The International Criminal Court against Child Kidnapping enforces the Human Rights of wrongfully retained children across the world!

 

Child Abduction

The International Criminal Court against Child Kidnapping (ICCACK) is an international court, headquartered in The Hague, The Netherlands. ICCACK is participating in a global fight to end impunity for parental and Governmental child kidnappers, and through international criminal justice, the Court aims to hold those responsible accountable for their crimes against children and Crimes against Humanity. Our work includes to enforce international laws & treaties against parental child kidnappers and human rights abusers.

The Court cannot reach these goals alone. As a court of last resort against parental or Governmental child kidnappers, it seeks to complement, not replace, national Courts. Governed by an international treaty called the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), and the United Nation Universal Declaration of Human Rights, ICCACK is the world’s first permanent international criminal court against parental child kidnapping. Our work is supported by 196 Nations who signed the UNCRC and further supported by all Nations who signed the UN Declaration of Human Rights.

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The International Criminal Court against Child Kidnapping accepts universal jurisdiction based on international laws to prosecute individuals for the international crimes of (parental) child kidnapping, crimes against humanity, human rights violations, and the enforced disappearance of children by government officials.

The International Criminal Court against Child Kidnapping was established to complement existing international judicial systems. Therefore, it may only exercise its jurisdiction when certain conditions are met, such as when national courts are unwilling or unable to prosecute criminals or when the United Nations Security Council or individual states refer investigations to the court.

Every year 10 million children are being kidnapped around the world. But even more frightening is the fact that the majority of Governments around the world are either unable or unwilling to deal with this serious global problem that affects everyone. When “left behind” parents and their offspring have been mistreated by corrupt Government Officials, it’s time to restore their human rights.

We fight for you and your loved ones with International laws, treaties and combined legal strategies, including return court orders. We only act in your child’s best interest, and make this always our top priority to restore their human rights, reunite you with your children by enforcing International Laws and Treaties to hold all “bad actors” accountable! 

Parental child abduction is child abduction by a parent. It often occurs when the parents separate or begin divorce proceedings.