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The Stolen Families

John Waite investigates the growing problem of couples who split up and then run away with their children to keep custody and evade the law.

John Waite investigates the growing number of international child abduction cases where a parent flees abroad with their children to keep custody and evade the law. So does the law need strengthening to protect the rights of the 'left-behind' parent? And how effective is the international convention which is designed to ensure children are returned home quickly?

Produced by Joe Kent & Jon Douglas
Research by Fiona Napier.

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27 minutes