Between 30 June and 2 July 2010 over 150 specialists met in London at the Centre for Family Law and Practice London Metropolitan University to discuss the three conference themes of International Child Abduction Relocation and Forced Marriage. It included judges lawyers psychologists academics researchers mediators NGOs support groups government representatives and victims. It was one of the most important conferences of recent years concerning international families and especially children. The conference delegates were from 18 jurisdictions.
It has now produced its very important Conclusions and Resolutions which can be accessed by clicking here.
In summary in respect of international relocation it endorsed the Washington Declaration of March 2010 (also recently endorsed by Mostyn J in Re AR (A Child: Relocation)  EWHC 1346) stated that relocation outcomes should be determined without any presumption for or against relocation and accepted that an unfettered discretion in...
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