On PM this evening Clive Coleman our legal correspondent is reporting on the increase in the number of children abducted by one of their parents. Courts around the world are having to make Solomon-like decisions on returning children to the parent 'left-behind' , sometimes after years of separation. But what are the long term effects of child abduction? The first detailed research project into the subject in Europe is about to start but will its results help courts to make better decisions?
If anyone has experience of child abduction and would like to be part of Professor Marilyn Freeman's research project, here are her contact details:
Dr. Marilyn Freeman,
Professor of Family Law,
Centre for Family Law and Practice,
London Metropolitan University,
16, Goulston Street,
London, E1 7TP.