Mise en relation de parents privés de leur enfant

Japan cabinet approves child abduction treaty

mars 31st, 2013 Posted in SOS Parents Japan
AFP March 15, 2013, 2:06 pm
ENFIN !!!
Mais les associations de parents ne doivent pas baisser la garde. Une annonce n’est pas encore une signature. Et une signature n’implique pas l’application des engagements pris. Cf. la Convention de New York sur les Droits de l’enfant, signée par le Japon en 1994, et jamais appliquée en ce qui concerne l’article 9-3 notamment : » Les Etats parties respectent le droit de l’enfant séparé de ses deux parents ou de l’un d’eux d’entretenir régulièrement des relations personnelles et des contacts directs avec ses deux parents, sauf si cela est contraire à l’intérêt supérieur de l’enfant. »A suivre donc, en particulier pour le vote de l’adhésion à la Convention de La Haye et celui des aménagements du Code Civil japonais à la Diète, prévus en avril-mai 2013. Qu’en sera-t-il du droit de visite et d’hébergement ? Ira-t-on vers un partage de l’autorité parentale et vers la garde alternée ? Il faudra sans doute attendre encore quelques temps…ou très longtemps ?Restons vigilants ! Rien n’est encore gagné.
Japan cabinet approves child abduction treaty
AFP © Japan cabinet approves child abduction treaty

 

TOKYO (AFP) – Japan moved one step closer to adopting a long-delayed treaty on child abductions on Friday when the cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gave its approval, a government spokesman said.

Japan is the only member of the Group of Eight major industrialised nations that has not joined the 1980 Hague Convention, which requires children be returned to their usual country of residence if they are snatched during the collapse of an international marriage.

Hundreds of non-Japanese parents, mostly men from the United States and elsewhere, have been left without any recourse after their estranged partners took their children back to Japan.

Unlike Western nations, Japan does not recognise joint custody and divorce courts usually award custody of children to their mothers.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said following cabinet approval, the government would swiftly submit the necessary legislation to parliament.

« It is important for our country to join the Hague Convention that sets international rules on dealing with illegal kidnapping of children, now that the numbers of international marriages and international divorces have increased, » he said.

Last month, Abe visited US President Barack Obama in Washington and promised that Tokyo would join the treaty.

For the past few years, Japan has promised to join the treaty, but has never moved it through parliament.

US lawmakers have repeatedly demanded action from Japan on child abductions, one of the few open disputes between the close allies.

  1. One Response to “Japan cabinet approves child abduction treaty”

  2. By Ju on nov 20, 2013

    Bonjour,
    Je viens de verifier le site officiel de ratification des conventions et toujours rien depuis votre post, c.a.d pas de signature de la convention de 1980:
    http://www.hcch.net/index_fr.php?act=states.details&sid=47
    En savez-vous un peu plus?
    Merci.

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