Parent relationships hypocracy?
In these examples, the “judges” under the spotlight are in USA and in Turkey. The USA case was not under Hague Convention, but the real world parenting issues are similar.
Female judge rules US father must still take his children to visit their convicted murderer mother in jail – and bars him from moving home to Australia
Judge has ruled that Michael Roberts can not take his children with him to Australia as their murderer mother still has legal visitation rights
Tracey Richter was found guilty in October 2011 of killing her 20-year-old neighbour Dustin Wehde in 2001
Richter was hailed a hero in 2001 for apparently repelling a home invasion – which at the time Wehde was suspected of being a part of along with another man
Richter fired nine shots into Wehde – including three in the back of the head while he lay on the ground
Her children aged one and three were in the room next door at the time
Authorities always suspected Richter was not telling the truth
By JAMES NYE
PUBLISHED: 22:33 GMT, 13 September 2012
Nightmare battle over a ‘little Kiwi citizen’
By Geoff Cumming
4:00 AM Saturday May 30, 2009
As tug-of-love cases go, Bruce Laybourn’s seemed as open and shut as these white-knuckle disputes can ever be.
After his wife Nil took their baby Dylan to visit her family in Turkey, then didn’t come home, Laybourn invoked the Hague Convention on child abductions to bring them back.
The 1980 convention is a cross-borders agreement which binds countries to return children spirited overseas in domestic breakups to the country where they normally live.
Then the courts in the country of residence can decide custody and access arrangements.
Laybourn’s case ticked all the boxes. Dylan was born in Auckland in early 2007.
His parents had met and married in Auckland and were living together in Laybourn’s Newmarket house. While Laybourn says they had their ups and downs like any couple, they were happy “98 per cent of the time.”
It is important that NZ men know to what extent all people are treated equally under NZ legislation?
If I detested Kim Dot Con, I do appreciate the way he has assisted the police to expose their attitudes towards following legislation and “judges” ability to follow legislation too. NZ may have done well on Transparency International’s survey, but mainly because they were not aware of the performances of our caughts, they didn’t look in the right places. If New Zealanders want trustworthy caughts, then we do need to fight for them….