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Upcoming Event: Relocation and Abduction

11 May 2017

Separated Children in Judicial Proceedings

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Relocation and Abduction

– a sharing of knowledge and best practice

– ensuring the primacy of the best interests of the child


BIICL (British Institute of International & Comparative Law)

1st Floor, 17 Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 5JP



22nd June 2017  &   23rd June 2017 from 4 - 7 pm followed by networking Reception on both days


Children find themselves subject to relocation in a range of situations - family breakdown, international abduction, conflict of jurisdiction and the protection of children, transfers of asylum seekers, victims of trafficking, children of prisoners... regulated by – often overlapping or conflicting – legal regimes.


We will be looking at how those legal regimes can come together to ensure the primacy of the best interests of the child. We will examine:


  • The applicable national and international standards;
  • The international mechanisms (ECtHR, ECSR, UNCRC, CJEU) to secure children’s rights;
  • The inter-relationship between:

-        the Brussels Regulation (including the proposed B ii Ter);

-        the 1980 and 1996 Hague Conventions; and,

-         national and international law regulating asylum trafficking and migration in Europe


Our experts will compare: public and private family and child law principles with situations not falling within the scope of family law (such as prisoners’ children, deportations that split families, the Dublin Regulation, transfers of unaccompanied children); 


and finally (no getting away from it!) The impact of BREXIT on the many forms of relocation or abduction of children in the UK and beyond.  


This event will build on our previous experience of bringing together experts from different fields and jurisdictions to share knowledge and best practice of the diverse areas of applicable law in order to ensure that the best interests of the child are always at the forefront in decision making. Practical templates will be devised and designed to assist practitioners in bringing the different regimes together for the benefit of children. 



There will be a modest attendance fee for participants to cover the expenses of holding the event:

£ 30 for attending the 2 days

£ 20 for attending 1 day (either Thursday or Friday)

Attendance is free of charge for recently qualified practitioners, NGOs and students.

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** CPD Points will be available for attendance at this Conference**

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