Missing Children Assessment and Recommendations Best Practices Guide

Legislation, Missing Children/Child Abduction, Belarus, Canada, Finland, Kazakhstan, Russia, United States of America

Missing Children Assessment and Recommendations Best Practices Guide

2016

(ICMEC) This report was undertaken within the scope of a grant from the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Embassy in Moscow, with a focus on the issues of missing and exploited children. This report reviews current legislation, policies, and best practices related to missing children in six countries: Belarus, Canada, Finland, Kazakhstan, Russia, and the United States. While not representative of a single region, ICMEC reviewed legislation, policies, and practices in Russia and the United States (per the terms of the grant) along with a sampling of countries nearby to each, including post-Soviet countries and others, in an effort to review a variety of approaches and possible scenarios. The report contains country-specific information – including legislation, policies, and practices – along with a gap analysis and recommendations for developing and strengthening existing mechanisms in each of these countries.Read More

Missing Children/Child Abduction, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Mexico, Poland, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States of America

A Statistical Analysis of Applications Made in 2008 under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction: National Reports (Part III)

2011

(Hague Conference on Private International Law) This report analyzes national results compiled by the third statistical survey into the operation of the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction conducted by the Centre of International Family Law Studies at Cardiff University Law School in collaboration with the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law.Read More

Missing Children/Child Abduction, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States of America

2007 Good Practice Report on Access

2007

(NCMEC) The Good Practice Report on Access draws from previous investigations into the procedures and systems in 13 Contracting States to the 1980 Hague Convention - Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States of America - and also from additional reports specifically on enforcement in the following 8 Contracting States to the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction: Australia, England and Wales, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia and Sweden.Read More

Missing Children/Child Abduction, Australia, France, Germany, Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States of America

2007 Good Practice Report on Enforcement

2007

(NCMEC) The Good Practice Report on Enforcement draws from previously commissioned reports on enforcement in 9 jurisdictions - Australia, England and Wales, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia, Sweden, and the United States of America - as well as from previous investigations into the procedures and systems in 6 Contracting States to the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction: Australia, England and Wales, France, Germany, the Netherlands and the United States of America.Read More

Child Abuse/Exploitation, Child Pornography, Missing Children/Child Abduction, Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States of America

U.S./European Summit on Missing & Exploited Children Report

2005

(ICMEC) In October 2005, representatives from 20 countries, the United Nations, EU institutions, and the Council of Europe participated in the first‐ever U.S./European Summit on Missing and Exploited Children. This report is a summary of those proceedings.Read More

Missing Children/Child Abduction, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Mexico, United Kingdom, United States of America

Good Practice Report: Handling Hague Abduction Convention Return Applications

2002

(NCMEC) This report is meant to be an objective analysis of the procedures and systems of 7 of the states with the highest Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction caseloads: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Mexico, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America. The report aims to assess the strengths and weaknesses of each State, offer practical recommendations for reform in the countries investigated, and offer possible models to those States considering accession to the Hague Convention. This Good Practice report is designed for use by Central Authorities, legal professionals, judges, and Contracting States as a guide for improved practice; newly Contracting states as a guide for establishing good practices; and legislators, parents, and interested parties to enact and implement improvements within their own countries.Read More

Child Abuse/Exploitation, Child Protection, International Schools, Allegations, Law Enforcement, Schools, United States of America

Witch Hunt, the Backlash, and Professionalism

1996

(APSAC) The sexual victimization of children is a highly emotional issue. Publicity and controversy over complex topics such as repressed memory, satanic ritual abuse, and suggestibility of children have divided and polarized many child advocates, the media, and the American public. In addition to explaining the characteristics of 'backlash' and 'witch hunt' phenomenons, the author describes the key professional qualities needed when running an internal investigation into abuse allegations.Read More

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