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Thursday, May 11 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
Intersections: Family Law, Cross-Border Child Abductions and the International Rule of Law

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Parents often are confounded by the complex legal processes necessary to fight for their children in domestic and foreign courts.  This is not a fight parents can win without experienced, sound legal counsel and resources to press the case. 

Join our expert attorneys and friends for a dialogue on legal challenges and opportunities for reuniting children with parents, the complex interactions of domestic and foreign court systems, the implications of states parties adherence to the Hague Convention on International Parental Child Abduction, and the necessity of international cooperation to prevent and resolve IPCA.   

Moderators
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Jeffery Morehouse

Executive Director, Bring Abducted Children Home (BACHOME)
In addition to being an award-winning filmmaker, Jeffery Morehouse, volunteers much of his time as Executive Director of Bring Abducted Children Home (BACHOME.org). Over the past four years he has participated in over 100 meetings on Capitol Hill on international parental child abduction. He has worked as an advocate for S.Res 543 (112th Congress) and federal legislation such as and the Sean and David Goldman International Child... Read More →

Speakers
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Allison Hollabaugh

Counsel, Commission on security and cooperation in Europe (Helsinki Commission)
Allison Hollabaugh joined the Helsinki Commission in January 2012 as Counsel. Her portfolio includes human trafficking, women's issues, international parental child abduction law and policy, and combating sexual exploitation of children. Allison serves as Legal Counsel to Representative Chris Smith and as Policy Analyst in the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration at the U.S. Department of State, Allison has advocated for human rights in... Read More →
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Molshree A. Sharma

Partner, Mandel, Lipton, Roseborough and Sharma, LTD.
Molshree A. Sharma combines her legal experience and empathy for clients in family law matters, often for clients with substantial marital assets including real estate, investment accounts and retirement benefits. Ms. Sharma has significant experience with custody and visitation issues; focusing on the best interest of the children, she successfully interacts with professional experts and is sensitive to her client's unique situations. While... Read More →



Thursday May 11, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
U.S. Institute of Peace - Farooq Kathwari Amphitheatre 2301 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20037

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