Friday, January 03, 2014

They are my children, too - by Catherine Meyer


 
 
This is a heartbreaking true story of international child abduction.  The author Catherine Meyer, now is the wife of a British ambassador to the US, lost her children - a nine-year-old Alexander and a seven-year-old Constantin during the children’s 6 week holiday with their father in Germany.  After the tragedy occurred, she found that neither the governments nor courts can help her get them back. Meyer, illustrates play-by-play on how a woman fights for her children from the legal systems. And she also reveals the inadequacy of the current international laws, against child abduction to protect either parents or children. In the end, the author concludes that the heart of the problem lies in the failure of national legal systems to implement the Hague Convention on children abduction in a uniform fashion. Meyer's case is not unique. There are tens of thousands of children in Europe, North America and around the world are abducted by their non-custodial parent.

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