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Supreme Court rules against mother’s failure to comply with Hague Convention

  • March 16, 2018
  • , Asahi, Mainichi, Yomiuri, Nikkei, Sankei
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Yomiuri front-paged a report saying that the Supreme Court on Thursday made its first decision on a case in which a child has not been returned despite a finalized Japanese court order to do so based on the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. The top court ruled in favor of a U.S.-based father seeking the return of his 13-year-old son who was brought to Japan by his mother, overturning a lower court ruling against the father’s request. The Supreme Court’s First Petty Branch said that it sees “clear illegality” in the mother’s failure to comply with the order. Asahi, Mainichi, Nikkei, and Sankei ran similar inside-page reports.


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