Family law and children’s rights
Drafting group for parental dispute resolution (relocation of children) (CDCJ-GT-RCP)
Following the conclusions of a preparatory meeting organised in The Hague on13 December 2012 and that of a comparative study on this topic that the European Committee on Legal Co-operation (CDCJ) commissioned in 2013, the Committee entrusted a drafting group of its members (CDCJ-GT-RCP) to prepare a legal instrument on parental dispute resolution in the context of the relocation of children, on the basis of the comparative study above-mentioned.
The Group held three meetings between 2013 and 2014 (11-12 September 2013, 13-15 November 2013 and 24-26 March 2014) to complete the draft recommendation on preventing and resolving disputes on child relocation, which was subsequently approved by CDCJ at its 89th meeting (29-31 October 2014) before being submitted to the Committee of Ministers for adoption. The recommendation (CM/Rec(2015)4) was adopted on 11 February 2015.