Beaumont P, Walker L & Holliday J (2016) Parental responsibility and international child abduction in the proposed recast of Brussels IIa Regulation and the effect of Brexit on future child abduction proceedings. International Family Law, 2016, pp. 307-318.
First paragraph: On Thursday 30th June the proposal for the recast of 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 (hereafter “Brussels IIa Regulation”) was published (COM, 2016). In the proposal the EU Commission identified six areas in need of improvement: the child return procedure, the placement of the child in another Member State, the requirement of exequatur, hearing the child, and the actual enforcement of decisions and cooperation between the Central Authorities (COM, 2016, 3-5).
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