Romania: Cooperation between the EU Member States for the purposes of solving the civil cases regarding the wrongful removal or retention of a child

EU Action Grant

Responsible at the IRZ: Katharina Tegeder, Frank Hupfeld
Project Partners: Ministry of Justice of Romania, Judicial Academy of Croatia, Ministry of Justice Lof atvia, Federal Office of Justice

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This project aims to improve cooperation between the relevant authorities in the EU Member States in regard to the implementation of the Directive 2201/2003 concerning jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in matrimonial matters and the matters of parental responsibility.

A seminar is planned for March 2018 that will rather take on the magnitude of a conference as regards the number of 150 participants. Representatives of the judiciary and other professional groups dealing with the implementation of The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of Child Abduction are invited from all EU Member States. Partners in this project are the Croatian Judicial Academy, the Latvian Ministry of Justice, the German Federal Office of Justice and the IRZ, with the Romanian Ministry of Justice taking the lead.

Within this two-day conference, it is above all the following topics that shall be addressed in individual contributions: “Child abduction”, “Exercising parental custody” and “Enforcing a judgment on the return of a child by a court of another EU Member State”. Based on current scheduling, the project will terminate in spring 2018.

Funded by the European Union