Movement of children to another country ? 1. The Hague Abduction 2. EC 2201/2003

La solicitud fue rechazada por Justicia y Consumidores.

Dear Justice (JUST),

Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting documents which contain the following information:

I. How many children have been abducted in one of the EU member states since January 2008.

Kindly give figures on:
- the number of cases,
- the number of children,
-the EU state the children have been brough/abducted to. This for all the cases where the The Hague regulation was applied

II. Further, how often has the EC 2201/2003 regulation for children, that have been brought to another country where one parent was left behind, has been applied since January 2008 ?
This question should be answered in detail for each year:
- how many children
- how many cases
- what was the gender of the Parent who moved to another county ,
- to what country have the children been brought,
- what was the age of the children ?
Also I would like to know if the children still have regular contact to the left behind parent after 1 year, after 2 years ... (for every year).

This request is also in reference of the consultation of the applicability of the EC2201/2003 (Brussels IIa) regulation until 18th June 2014 where every citizen can take part

http://ec.europa.eu/justice/newsroom/civ...

Yours faithfully,

Vinzenz Zinser

Dear Justice (JUST),

Hereby i kindly remind you that I am waiting for an answer. 

Regards,

Vinzenz Zinser

Justicia y Consumidores

 

Subject: Your application for access to documents - Ref GestDem No
2014/3481

 

Dear Sir,

Please be informed that a reply to your requests has been sent to the
address provided on 6 August 2014 via registered e-mail with
acknowledgment of receipt.

 

Best regards,

 

European Commission

Directorate-General for Justice

Civil Justice Policy Unit

 

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Dear Justice (JUST),

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Justice (JUST)'s handling of my FOI request 'Movement of children to another country ? 1. The Hague Abduction 2. EC 2201/2003'.

As there is one case where it can be proved that the EU Commission has been made aware of, there must be documents. Nearly for sure there are other cases. Out of this reason I request an internal review.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: http://www.asktheeu.org/en/request/movem...

Yours faithfully,

Vinzenz Zinser

Justicia y Consumidores

Dear Mr Zinser,

Thank you for your email dated 12/08/2014, registered on 21/08/2014. I hereby acknowledge receipt of your confirmatory application for access to documents (ref.: Ares(2014)2748047 – GESTDEM 2014/3481).

In accordance with Regulation 1049/2001 regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents, you will receive a response to your request within 15 working days (11/09/2014).

In case this deadline needs to be extended, you will be notified in due course.

Best regards,

ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM

European Commission
Secretariat General
Unit SG.B4 – Transparency

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Dear Mr Zinser,

 

Following your requests for access to documents (Gestdem 2014/3459 and
3481) you will find below some complementary information with regard to
child abduction statistics.

The most recent available statistics on child abduction date from 2008 and
can be found in the document prepared by the Hague Conference on Private
International Law. A reference to these statistics is made in page 12,
footnote 56, of the Commission report on the Brussels IIa Regulation,
published in April 2014:

[1]http://ec.europa.eu/justice/civil/files/...

 

 

Yours sincerely, 

[2]cid:image001.gif@01CE83E0.1EAB2A50
European Commission
Directorate-General for Justice

Civil Justice Policy Unit

 

 

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Justicia y Consumidores

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Dear Mr Zinser,

 

Following your requests for access to documents (Gestdem 2014/3459 and
3481) you will find below some complementary information with regard to
child abduction statistics.

The most recent available statistics on child abduction date from 2008 and
can be found in the document prepared by the Hague Conference on Private
International Law. A reference to these statistics is made in page 12,
footnote 56, of the Commission report on the Brussels IIa Regulation,
published in April 2014:

[1]http://ec.europa.eu/justice/civil/files/...

 

 

Yours sincerely, 

[2]cid:image001.gif@01CE83E0.1EAB2A50
European Commission
Directorate-General for Justice

Civil Justice Policy Unit

 

 

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Justicia y Consumidores

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Dear Mr Zinser,

 

Please find attached a note for your attention regarding your confirmatory
applications GestDem 2014/3459-3481.

 

Best regards,

 

 

 

ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS (NL)

[1]cid:image002.jpg@01CFC082.A6D14DD0
European Commission
Secretariat General
B4 – Transparency

 

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Justicia y Consumidores

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Dear Mr Zinser,

 

Please find attached a note for your attention regarding your confirmatory
applications GestDem 2014/3459-3481.

 

Best regards,

 

 

 

ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS (NL)

[1]cid:image002.jpg@01CFC082.A6D14DD0
European Commission
Secretariat General
B4 – Transparency

 

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Dear Justice (JUST),

thank you for the feedback information.

On Question I:

When you look at the refered part in the EU document:

"In 2008, 706 return applications were made between Member States. Statistics show that the overall
return rate between Member States was 52% in 2008 while it was 39% when the requesting State was a
third State: Statistical analysis of applications made in 2008 under the Hague Convention of 25 October
1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction — Part II

Regional Report, Prel. Doc.
No 8 B

update of November 2011 for the attention of the Special Commission of June 2011,
available at http://www.hcch.net. "

I found:
http://www.hcch.net/index_en.php?act=pub...
and the document from 2011:
http://www.hcch.net/upload/wop/abduct201...

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A STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF APPLICATIONS MADE IN 2008 UNDER THE
HAGUE CONVENTION OF 25 OCTOBER 1980 ON THE CIVIL ASPECTS OF INTERNATIONAL CHILD ABDUCTION
PART I – GLOBAL REPORT
drawn up by Professor Nigel Lowe, Cardiff University Law School

Preliminary Document No 8 A (update) of November 2011 for the attention of the Special Commission of June 2011 on the practical operation of the
1980 Hague Child Abduction Convention and the
1996 Hague Child Protection Convention
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which refers to Data in 2008. I have contacted them to see if there is a more recent document.

Question: Does the EU have more recent statistics ?

On Question II:
"II. Further, how often has the EC 2201/2003 regulation for
children, that have been brought to another country where one
parent was left behind, has been applied since January 2008 ?
This question should be answered in detail for each year:
- how many children
- how many cases
- what was the gender of the Parent who moved to another county ,
- to what country have the children been brought,
- what was the age of the children ?
Also I would like to know if the children still have regular
contact to the left behind parent after 1 year, after 2 years ...
(for every year)."

I can't see an answer from your side.
Surprisingly the The Hague Agreement seems to have " ..As in previous surveys, the vast majority of applications made under the Convention in 2008 were for return (84%) compared with the proportion of access applications (16%)." (Page 70 of the above mentioned document), too.

Question: When will Part II of this FOI be answered ?

Yours faithfully,

Vinzenz Zinser

Dear Justice (JUST),

I am waiting for the reply. Deadline is 2nd October 2014.

Yours faithfully,

Vinzenz Zinser

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