Anne-Marie, who was the Keynote Speaker, spoke on Brussels IIa EU Regulation and the 1980 and 1996 Hague Child Abduction Convention. Carolina was the speaker on 2 panels discussing Article 13b and the objections of a child in child abduction cases.
Whilst in Berlin, Anne-Marie and Carolina also enjoyed the opportunity to meet with Ischtar Khalaf-Newsome, who helped organise the conference. Ischtar was previously a solicitor with Dawson Cornwell and she is now Head of Advisory Services at MiKK e.V. (International Mediation Centre for Family Conflict and Child Abduction) in Germany.