We parents of Canadian abducted children call on the Government of Canada to enact concrete changes to resolve existing cases of international parental child abduction and prevent those to come. We make these calls in support of the wellbeing of our children, whose fundamental rights are violated. These rights are enshrined in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and other human rights instruments recognized by Canada and around the world.
We have encountered the same major impediments in seeking the return of our children that have been raised before the Canadian government for decades. Many of these can be solved but have not.
Because of a lack of effective remedies, including from the Canadian government, some of us have not held our children for years. Some of us do not know where they are living or whether they are happy and healthy. In most cases our children were abducted to places with diminished access to education, health care, and opportunity. In all cases the act of abduction has severely limited our childrens’ access to family, culture, community, and mobility.
Read the Calls to Action (PDF; v1.0)
- December 13, 2021: Calls to Action v1.0 Published
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