Child Focus 

Child Focus is a Belgian NGO dealing with missing children, international child abduction and sexual exploitation of children.

It is a member of the Missing Children Europe umbrella organization. Child Focus acts on an independent basis and only in the interest of children. Both at a national and international level its mission implies, on the one hand to provide active support in the investigation of missing, abducted or sexually abused children and on the other hand to prevent and combat this phenomenon.

Child Focus supports and encourages research and legal measures, ensures follow-up to the cases that are entrusted to it and participates in the counseling of victims.

MiKK e.V. International Mediation Centre for Family Conflict and Child Abduction

MiKK is a non-profit German NGO active in the fields of mediation and training, providing support, advice and referrals in cases of cross-border child abduction as well as visitation and custody conflicts.

We offer our services to affected parents and all involved professionals, including judges, attorneys, youth welfare services, social workers and consular representatives and work closely with the German Central Authority.

MiKK provides information about the possibilities and limits of mediation and can aid in initiating and organizing international co-mediation. We maintain a network of over 80 specially trained mediators who can mediate in 20 languages.

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Launched in January 2007, the Leuven Institute of Criminology is composed of about 70 professors and assistants involved in criminological research and education within the Department of Criminal Law and Criminology of the KU Leuven Faculty of Law.

LINC is the most recent institutional incarnation of the criminological tradition in Leuven that started with the establishment of the “School for Criminology” in 1929. LINC continues the Leuven tradition of combining solid research with a deep commitment to society.

This goal is achieved through fundamental as well as policy-oriented research that is organized around 10 research lines, among which a prominent place has the research line on restorative justice, coordinated by Dr. Prof. Ivo Aertsen. Research on restorative justice in Leuven is recognized and valued worldwide both in the field of practice and academia.




REGISTER: Cross-Border Family Mediation Training (CBFM): 13-19 September 2020 Berlin, Germany
50-hour advanced training course aims to qualify practicing family mediators to mediate crossborder family disputes, including international child abduction, access and custody cases. The course will cover the relevant legal aspects of international family conflicts, differences in national family legislation, the 1980 and 1996 Hague Conventions, the Brussels II bis Regulation as well as the best ...

Enhancing the Wellbeing of Children Before, During and After Legal Proceedings of International Child Abduction

Hear me out! The voice of the child in international child abduction cases
Each child should be given the opportunity to be heard in all decisions affecting them, including international child abduction cases. Because the outcomes will, to a large extend, influence the life of the children involved. But it often lacks of knowledge or vision about the best interest of the child in cases of cross-border family disputes. These project results focus on giving information...