UK Training Workshops – POAM Best Practice Guide
The UK POAM Team will be hosting two Training Workshops based on the POAM Best Practice Guide on the protection of abducting mothers in return proceedings involving allegations of domestic violence. Participants will be able to attend either on Tuesday, 15th of December 2020 12-2pm or Thursday, 17th of December 2020, 12-2pm.
The UK Training Workshops are part of a wider consortium of training workshops taking place across other partner Member States involved in the research project: Croatia, Germany and Italy, and completes the workshop series that has taken place over the last two years including the 2019 Local Workshops and the 2020 International Experts’ Workshop. The UK Training Workshops will be led by Dr Katarina Trimmings and Dr Onyója Momoh, hosted by the University of Aberdeen via the virtual platform Collaborate.
POAM is a project led by the University of Aberdeen, with a core consortium consisting of partner Universities from Italy, Germany and Croatia. Additionally, the project involves National Contact Points in Spain, Slovenia and Serbia. The project is funded by the European Union, within the scope of the European Commission Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme.
POAM explores the intersection between domestic violence and international parental child abduction within the European Union. In particular, the project focuses on the operation of the Regulation 606/2013 on mutual recognition of protection measures in civil matters and the Directive 2011/99/EU on the European Protection Order in the context of return proceedings involving allegations of domestic violence, under the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction and the Council Regulation (EC) No 2201/2003 of 27 November 2003 concerning jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in matrimonial matters and the matters of parental responsibility, repealing Regulation (EC) No 1347/2000 (‘Brussels IIa Regulation’).
Following the successful Local Workshops that took place in May and June 2019, and the International Experts’ Workshop in June 2020, the Training Workshop will bring together legal experts, lawyers, judges and other relevant stakeholders, who are at the forefront of advocacy and decision making in Hague return proceedings or the immediate aftermath. This would be the first of its kind, the opportunity to consider the newly published Best Practice Guide on protective measures concerning domestic violence in return Hague Convention proceedings. The Workshop will help experts in this field to observe the treaties and laws available in the area of the protection of women against domestic violence in parental child abduction cases especially cases decided in the UK and their application abroad. The sessions will provide training materials and guidance on the Best Practice Guide in order to enhance knowledge, skill and expertise in the utility of the 1996 Hague Convention as well as Regulation 606/2013 on mutual recognition of protection measures in civil matters in the protection of abducting mothers in return proceedings. More information about the project can be found on the website.
To confirm your attendance, please kindly email Dr Onyója Momoh, POAM UK Research Assistant, at email@example.com.