On October 18th Agnė Limantė, Senior Research Fellow at the LCSS Institute of Law, participated in the international seminar „Protection of international families post-Brexit through the Conventions of the Hague Conference on Private International Law“. The event took place at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland and brought together a large group of experts and practitioners in this field. Presentations and discussions were given by Dr. Katarina Trimmings (Scotland), Prof. Thalia Kruger (Belgium), Prof. Mirela Župan (Croatia), Prof. Pietro Franzina (Italy), Prof. Máire Ní Shúilleabháin (Ireland), Dr. Anna Wysocka-Bar (Poland), Dr. Konstantina Kalaitsoglou (Scotland), and other academics, judges, lawyers and representatives of central institutions.
Dr Agnė Limante, together with Prof. Mirela Župan, presented the practice of European countries in the application of the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, focusing on the grounds for non-refoulement, the requirement of a hearing of the child and the practice of the parties in cases involving the United Kingdom.
The event was part of the Royal Society of Edinburgh funded project Protection of international families with links to the European Union post-Brexit: Collaborative Scotland-EU partnership.
Event programme: https://www.abdn.ac.uk/law/documents/Workshop%20Programme.pdf.