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ItemThe European protection of childrens rights: the childs right to maintain personal relationships and direct contact with both parents in cases of abduction( 2009) Cesnaityte, Ieva ; Put, Johan ; Herbots, KatrienThe purpose of this thesis is to focus on the question of how to secure better protection of the child’s right to maintain personal relationships and direct contact with both parents in the cases of international parental child abduction. In Europe every year several thousand children are abducted by one of their parents and deprived of any contact with the other parent. Parental abduction consisting of wrongful removal or retention is considered to be child abuse and may cause serious emotional and psychological consequences. This thesis is divided into three parts. The first one outlines the most important aspects of child’s right to contact. The second part analyses European legislative regulation addressing the parental international child abduction from the perspective of the child. Moreover, the importance of family mediation is demonstrated as an alternative way to courts proceedings and a suitable method to solve disputes concerning the child. Lastly, there is an examination of how international standards are implemented at the national level, particularly in the United Kingdom and France. In conclusion of the research several recommendations are provided on how to improve the child’s right to contact with both parents
ItemInternational human rights protection and kidnapping. What news? : an exploration into the duties and responsibilities towards the victims of kidnapping in the light of the cases of Margaret Hassan and Arjan Erkel( 2008) Petersdorff, Kristina von ; Perrakis, SteliosKidnapping of foreigners, among them NGO staff, has experienced an increasing proliferation in different areas of the world. The victims find themselves entangled in complex relationships with their environment. This reality gives rise to examine the protection of individual rights in these situations in order to shed some light on duties and responsibilities towards the victims. Thereby this thesis takes on a legal point of view but combines the approach with a descriptive method rooted in social sciences. This enables me to take account of the phenomenon as a legal problem without neglecting its complexity. In addition, the efficacy of contemporary international rights protection will become apparent due to a comparison between legal theory and reality.