The last month was full of great events regarding family law issues. JUDr. Barbara Kapounková participated in two of them.
First symposium on child abduction within Czech Republic aimed at situations when one parent change residence, school, or child´s doctor without consent of the second parent. In case you would ever appear in such a situation, it is essential to act as soon as possible. The longer you prolong to solve the situation, the smaller will be your chance to bring the child back to the former residency. The child may get used to the new place and a court might not find efficient to bring the child back. This principle applies also in cases of international child abduction.
The second symposium on the rights of children suspected or accused of violating the law was organized by the International Commission of Jurists together with Forum for Human Rights. Leading experts from the organs of the United Nations and other legal professions from around the world took part in the discussion. The two-day symposium brought new ideas for the use of the principles of restorative justice in practice and showed how to strengthen these principles in Czech legal environment.