Best Practice Guide

Best Practice Guide_POAM


 POAM Executive Summary


The Best Practice Guide on the protection of abducting mothers in return proceedings involving allegations of domestic violence was prepared under the auspices of the POAM research project. The aim of the Guide is to assist child abduction professionals, including judges, legal practitioners, NGO representatives, Central Authorities and other public authorities involved in child abduction cases where allegations of domestic violence by the left-behind father have been made by the abducting mother in return proceedings. The Guide will also contribute towards the awareness and implementation of Regulation 606/2013 and Directive 2011/99 and compliment the HCCH Guide to Good Practice on Article 13(1) b of the 1980 Hague Convention, but with a focus on the utility and implementation of protective measures.

Alongside the Guide is an Executive Summary which has also been published to outline the key points and recommendations from the Guide.

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