Summary title: Petition No 0842/2019 by V.F. (French) concerning international child abduction in Japan
Petition number: 0842/2019
Topics: Justice, Fundamental Rights
Name: V. F.
The petitioner sets out his problems, indicating that his Japanese wife has abducted his two children, who are of French and Japanese nationality, and argues that Japan is infringing the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, which it ratified in 2014. He points out that Japanese legislation makes no provision for shared custody, visiting rights or the right of access to their children for non-Japanese parents. He is accordingly asking the European Parliament to make representations to Japan, calling on it to do everything necessary to prevent further infringements of national and international law, in particular the 1989 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.