Forum: On November 3, 2008, IROCS hosted a forum on international parental child abduction in Vancouver. Copies of the entire forum are available on DVD as a public service. Contact IROCS at email@example.com to request a copy.
The Forum was moderated by Wilf Wakely, a Canadian lawyer and long time resident of Japan specializing in international transactions, and head of Wakely Law, a registered foreign law office in association with TMI Associates, one of Japan’s largest law firms. Mr. Wakely has been involved in a number of cases involving children’s rights issues in Japan.
The Speakers include: Melissa Engdahl, Colin Jones, Anne Bourdeau, Matt Antell and Mairi Richter.
Melissa Engdahl (Part 1)
Official Spokesperson for The Missing Children Society of Canada and author of Flight of the Dragonfly, the story of her daughters’ abduction to Lebanon.
Melissa Engdahl (Part 2)
Melissa Engdahl (Part 3)
Colin Jones (Part 1)
Professor, International Program Coordinator, Doshisha University Law School, Kyoto, Japan and author of numerous articles on the subject of parental abduction.
Colin Jones (Part 2)
Colin Jones (Part 3)
Colin Jones (Part 4)
Filmmaker working on From the Shadows a documentary about parental abduction.