Friday October 30, 2020

Case for reform of child abduction laws

According to the latest statistics from the Department of Justice and Law Reform, the department’s Central Authority dealt with 136 child abduction cases last year.

30th October, 2010

According to the latest statistics from the Department of Justice and Law Reform, the department’s Central Authority dealt with 136 child abduction cases last year.

While high-profile cases can make media headlines, child abduction is a relatively common occurrence. In the last ten years, Ireland has been at the centre of more than 1,400 such cases.

The phrase ‘‘child abduction’’ is often used to describe the unilateral actions of parents, guardians or close family members...

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