Japan’s Support of International Child Kidnapping Continues
(despite its ‘show signing of the Hague convention’)
In the first known case to make it to Court after Japan’s signing of the Hague Convention the judge did exactly as many of us knew it would. It made its entire rulings based entirely on Japanese Family Law and ignored The Hague guidelines which Japan stated in the year previous that it would uphold.
Actions by the court in this case include:
A request by the father for interim access to his children under The Hague was ignored by the court;
The judge walked out of the room when the father asked questions of the court;
Father was denied use of his own translator;
The judge refused to provide his name, thereby making accountability of his rulings impossible; and
The judge ruled that no observers, including embassy officials, were allowed to witness the court proceedings.