International Parental Child Abduction – Child Recovery Services, a necessary evil?


January 23, 2014

“We agree with some of the systems governments have in place to prevent and fight these family disputes, they do work on many different levels and in some cases have great results.

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We only exist to help those who have been effected by the failures within the system, mainly due to a conflict in laws or procedures from other governments. These flaws can prevent a parent from any access to their children and even lock them out of pursuing a court case.

Desperate parents turn to us only because they have no where else to turn. We find that it is our responsibility to help those who have no one else to turn to. We do our best in helping these families but we are not miracle workers, sometimes we fail due to difficult circumstances but no one can match the numbers of abducted children that we have achieved to bring home safely during the last 12 years.
«After all my years of experience as Worldwide Medical Director for the worlds largest medical assistance company, I found only ABP World Group capable of providing the unique service of non-violent recovery of an abducted child»
It is very difficult to find a company like ABP World that can provide the experience, honesty, integrity, and assets to actually recover an abducted child safely and at a reasonable cost. I hold ABP World in highest regard and recommend them wholeheartedly. The world is simply a better place because of the work they do. – R. Weston

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It is understandable that some concerns are raised about parents using a private security firm, the majority of these parents have no other options left except give up their children and be at risk to never seeing them again. In the last 5 years parental abductions have risen dramaticly, the success of Hague applications is only 3-5%, and the actual success of courts enforcing the Hague applications is less.

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The tools that are in place are dated and need to be modernized to ensure a fair return of children to their place of origin so parents can mediate and do whats best for the actual victim, the children.

It is a great misconception that a child abducted by a parentis a safe child” – Martin Waage, ABP World Group

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The Faroe Islands, a nightmare of Parental Child Abduction – Miriam bortført til Færøerne


June 2 , 2013

Source: ABP World Group and udeoghjemme.dk

The Faroe Islands, a black hole of parental child abduction

Children were considered “treasures” in some peaceful, primitive societies where parents would not punish them physically and would strive to keep the child sheltered from all threats. This natural instinct of protecting one’s child seems to have been weakened by the transformation in human societies like the Faroe Islands. The Faroe Islands refuse to respect any international laws, or to take any legal steps to stop the rapid growing child abduction wave to the islands.

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The Faroe Islands, is one of the black holes of Parental Child Abduction, a real nightmare and a society that don`t respect anyone outside their community. We recommend people to not do any business with Faroe companies, or to go there on holidays until they stop breaking the human rights. Ban the islands until they start sending the abducted children back to their legal but devastated parents.

This is the latest Danish article about a child abducted from Denmark to The Faroe Islands:

Les også : Færøerne, et pedo paradis

Miriam bortført til Færøerne

Forældrenes skilsmisse var hård for lille Miriam. Men i det mindste boede både hendes mor og far i Hvide Sande, så hun kunne være tæt på dem begge. Men så tog ekskonen loven i egen hånd og flyttede med den toårige pige til Færøerne. Det har ændret alt.

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I en by på Færøerne sidder en lille pige på nu fire år og savner en af de vigtigste personer i sit liv. Men der kan gå lang tid, inden Miriam igen ser sin far. 

Da hendes mor tog loven i egen hånd og bortførte hende til Færøerne, mistede datteren mere, end hun aner. Drypvis er hendes far ved at forsvinde ud af hendes liv. Ude og Hjemme har set nærmere på den ulyksalige skilsmisse. Flemming fulgte reglerne – og tabte. Greta brød dem – og vandt. Sådan føles det i hvert fald for Flemming Olesen, 32-årig elektriker fra Vestjylland.

– Det er håbløst. Jeg er i færd med at miste min datter, siger han. 

Fyldt med legetøj

Ude og Hjemme besøger ham i hans hus. Over fjernsynet hænger et stort foto af en smilende Miriam. En lyserød klapstol med dukke står klar ved siden af et velassorteret dukkehus. I et hjørne har Flemming parkeret det smarte trehjulede løbehjul Miriam fik i julegave. Ovenpå finder vi børneværelset, der er fyldt med legetøj, sirligt placeret på borde og hylder.

– Det er jo også hendes hjem, selv om hun ikke er her så tit, lyder det fra Flemming, der også har pakket gaver til sin datters fem års fødselsdag her i maj. De står på bordet klar til at blive sendt til Færøerne.

Løber tør for penge

– Jeg kæmper for at holde kontakten til Miriam. Men jeg kan godt se, hvilken vej, det går. Jeg tror min ekskone bevidst venter på, at jeg løber tør for penge, så jeg ikke længere har mulighed for at se Miriam, siger Flemming.

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Han havde sidst sin datter på besøg i påsken. Og før det i julen. Besøg som Rigsombuddet på Færøerne har bevilget ham. Men afstanden til Færøerne og prisen for at flyve er blevet et enormt problem. Hver tur derop og retur med datteren koster hver gang mellem 9.000 og 13.000 kroner. På et halvt år har Flemming brugt 50.000 kroner på at hente og bringe Miriam retur til sin mor. Og nu er kassen næsten tom.

LÆS OGSÅ: Gør plads til far i børnenes liv

– Jeg synes, det er forkert, at Miriam på den måde skal miste sin far. At jeg skal miste kontakten til min datter. Jeg har ikke mulighed for at blive ved med at hente hende. Jeg har ikke råd, siger Flemming, der står uforstående over for retssystemets adfærd.

Rejste til Færøerne

Sagen er nemlig, at hans eks-kone efter separationen i september 2011 i al hemmelighed besluttede at bortføre datteren til Færøerne. På det tidspunkt havde Flemming og Greta fælles forældremyndighed efter de danske regler. Greta havde flyttet adressen til et andet hus, så Miriam kunne vokse op med god kontakt til både mor og far. På trods af skilsmissen, så det ud til, at de to voksne havde fundet en holdbar vej for fremtiden.

Men Greta iværksatte nu en hemmelig plan. Den 17. september 2011 rejste hun med Mariam til Færøerne.  Tre dage senere fik Flemming et telefonopkald.

– Jeg har tænkt mig at blive heroppe sammen med Miriam, lød det fra Greta.

Allerede to dage efter – den 23. september – anlagde hun retssag på Færøerne for at få den fulde forældremyndighed over Miriam. Samtidig blev Miriams cpr-nummer lavet om til et færøsk cpr-nummer og hendes adresse registreret på Færøerne.

Belønnet for at bryde loven

Flemming var nu tvunget til at rejse frem og tilbage til Færørene for at hente og være sammen med sin datter. Flemmings advokat, Allan B. Møller fra Holstebro, kalder sagen en klar sag om børnebortførelse – en forbrydelse, der under normale omstændigheder kan give op til flere års fængsel.

– Hvis man bryder loven, skal det det have en konsekvens. Her får man i stedet en belønning. Det er højest udsædvanligt, lyder det fra advokaten.

Flemming reagerede dog som en rigtig vestjyde. Roligt og afbalanceret.

– Jeg ville ikke gøre noget, der kunne ødelægge mine muligheder for at få forældremyndigheden, siger han.

Tilsyneladende var det en god strategi. Dommen faldt den 2. juli 2012. Retten på Færørene vurderede nemlig, at Flemming skulle have den fulde forældremyndighed og at Miriam fremover skulle bo hos sin far.

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– Jeg var selvfølgelig lykkelig den dag. Jeg troede, at også Greta ville flytte med tilbage, så Miriam ville have både sin mor og far, fortæller Flemming. Men her forregnede han sig.

Greta ankede nemlig sagen, og kunne dermed beholde datteren på Færøerne indtil ankesagen. Og den gik anderledes. Her vurderede Østre Landsret, at Miriam nu havde boet så længe hos sin mor på Færøerne, at Greta skulle have forældremyndigheden.

– Jeg synes, det er grotesk. Hun bortfører vores datter til Færøerne. Og bliver belønnet for det.  Men vores datter bliver ramt. Hun mister kontakten til sin far, siger Flemming.

Greta har ikke ønsket at kommentere sagen.  Hun har dog mailet følgende:

”Jeg håber stadig, at Flemming holder kontakt til Miriam i fremtiden og jeg vil gøre mit bedste for, at det kan lade sig gøre.”

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Kidnapping and Terror in The Middle East and North Africa: Foreign Office raises Egypt terror threat


November 3, 2012

Source: The Guardian

Egypt terror threat raised from medium to high after series of deadly militant attacks across north Sinai.

The Foreign Office has raised its terrorism warning for visitors to Egypt from medium to high, particularly urging Britons against travel to the Sinai region, after a recent spate of militant attacks.

The change comes on the same day that a report revealed that police in Egypt had foiled a plot by al-Qaida-linked militants to attack tourists in the popular Red Sea coastal resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. The Mirror said the attack, involving firearms and rocket-propelled grenades, had been planned for Christmas.

A Foreign Office spokeswoman said she could not comment on any link, adding that changes to travel advice were based on “a number of sources”.

While Sharm el-Sheikh is on the southern tip of the Sinai peninsula, it and other nearby resorts, Taba, Nuweiba and Dahab, are excluded from the Foreign Office advice against travel to the region.

The Foreign Office spokeswoman said: “We can confirm that on 2 November we amended our travel advice for Egypt. Our advice makes clear that there is a high threat from terrorism in Egypt.”

Its website says: “Although security is tight throughout the country, especially in resort areas, there remains a high risk of attacks, which could be indiscriminate, including in public places frequented by expatriates and foreign travellers such as hotels and restaurants.”

The advice warns against all travel to north Sinai, where there have been attacks on security forces near the border with Gaza and Egypt, including one which killed 16 soldiers.

The advice says that even in south Sinai security has deteriorated this year, with a number of hijacks and kidnaps away from resort areas.

Egypt has been trying to rebuild its tourism industry after last year’s widespread unrest ended the long rule of Hosni Murbarak as president.

Last month the antiquities minister, Muhammad Ibrahim, reopened the restored pyramid of Chefren and six tombs at Giza, using the occasion to stress the country’s safety for tourists.

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Custody Agreement and Visitation Violations – Warnings of Parental Kidnapping?


Source: child custody

This is the third time this month that your ex-spouse shows up late to return your child after visitation.

-Maybe it is the second time he or she asks your permission for the child to spend the night over, three hours after the child was supposed to be returned. While some of these behaviors are typical of a normal parent child relationship, they could also be signs of an imminent child abduction attempt by your ex-spouse.

The study “Issues in Resolving Cases of International Child Abduction by Parents” conducted by the United States Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) in 1998, revealed many interesting findings regarding the wrongful practice of parents kidnapping their children after losing a custody fight. Parental kidnapping – also known as parental or child abduction- is the act of removing and retaining a child in violation of a custody and visitation order.

The child can be removed from his or her habitual residence to another state or even another country. In any case, it is a serious issue. Child abductions are penalized by civil and criminal laws. In the civil context, the abductor’s parental rights will almost certainly be terminated. He or she might also face criminal charges leading to incarceration.

Nearly one half of the reported abductions in this study revealed that the kidnapping occurred during a court-ordered visitation in which the child was never returned.

Parental kidnapping is not very often the case of a sudden or spur of the moment decision. A long and methodic planning usually precedes every kidnapping. You might be able to tell that your ex-spouse is planning something devious if you see some of these signs:

Visitations are regularly prolonged by the non-custodial parent.

The non-custodial parent fails to follow up with the visitation order.

The non-custodial parent starts to show a deep and constant need to be closer to the child.

The relationship with the child becomes the center of the non-custodial parent’s life.

The non-custodial parent starts putting money away for his or her plan.

The non-custodial parent shows up at school and doctors’ offices to request copies of your child’s records.

The non-custodial parent starts studying a foreign language, or travels to another state or country, in which he or she had family or used to live years ago.

You start to notice that your child is withdrawing from you.

The study conducted by the OJJDP showed that younger children were the preferred victims of abductor parents, perhaps because they can offer less resistance. Another interesting finding of this study was that in the cases in which the child was recovered, the period of separation lasted less than one year. Thus, the sooner you report the abduction to local enforcement agencies, the more likely your child will return home promptly. After more than 5 years, recovery is highly improbable and not favored by the courts.

You can prevent your child’s abduction. You must be tough with your ex-spouse when he or she shows up regularly late to return your child. One thing you must do is to warn him or her that the violations of the visitation plan will not be tolerated, and that next time you are going to notify the courts. If you won your child’s custody over a high conflict divorce proceeding, you should always keep records of your ex-spouse’s employment, driver’s license, auto tag number, address and some of his or her friends‘ names and phone numbers, if possible. This will help authorities as they attempt to search and locate your child.

Get more information about custody agreements and find how how to create your perfect child visitation schedule.

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