Cross-border
Family Matters: A tour de table of good practices

Seminar: How to handle cross-border child abduction procedures? Novelties brought by the recast Brussels IIa Regulation.

Date: 14-15 October 2021
Location: Luxembourg

The seminar will deliver in-depth insights on the highly specialized topics related to EU child abduction cases and will be carried out by leading practitioners tackling the crucial novelties brought by the recast Brussels IIa Regulation which will be applicable as of 1 August 2022.
In this vein, the training will focus on jurisdiction, abolishment of the exequatur, harmonized enforcement rules, taking the return decision.
The relevant case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union and the European Court of Human Rights will be specifically discussed in the context of intra EU child abduction cases with reference to the right to a fair trial and the right to respect for private and family life.
The training presumes general familiarity with EU law and international family law.

Throughout the discussions specific efforts will be made to blend the theoretical approach with practice oriented learning outcomes through polls, breakout rooms and a workshop session.

08.30 Registration of participants
09.00 Welcome of participants
09.15 EU child abduction – Jurisdiction rules  – focusing of habitual residence and provisional measures
10.00 Q&A
10.15 Coffee Break
10.45 EU child abduction – Taking the return decision – time frame, relation to Article 13(1)(b) of the 1980 Hague Convention
11.30 Q&A
11.45 Novelties of the Brussels II a Recast Regulation – Recognition and enforcement, abolishment of the exequatur
12.30 Q&A
12.45 Lunch break
14.15 Crossroads between child abduction and fundamental rights
15.00 Q&A
15.15 Novelties of the Brussels IIa Recast Regulation – Family mediation in parental responsibility cases
16.00 Q&A
16.15 Coffee break
16.45 Workshop – Case study
17.45 Q&A
18.00 Evaluation
18.15 End of seminar
08.20 Visit to the Court of Justice of the European Union
13.00 Lunch / End of seminar

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