Management

 


Greg Kostka

Project officer. Missing Children Europe. Brussels.

Greg holds a master degree in German and Polish law (Europa Universität Viadrina, Frankfurt - Oder) and he graduated from the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (Law). He worked at the Polish Fundacja ITAKA, the NGO for Missing People, where, amongst other things, he was dealing with national and international child abduction cases. He Joined Missing Children Europe in May 2021.

 

 

Training Development

 

Ischtar Khalaf-Newsome

Ischtar Khalaf-Newsome is a trainer, cross-border family mediator and family lawyer. She is Head of Advisory Services at MiKK in Berlin. Prior to joining MiKK she worked for nine years as a family lawyer with Dawson Cornwell, a London based family law firm specialized in international family law disputes. She also worked for several years as a case manager at Reunite International. She holds a Master’s Degree (MA) in Near & Middle Eastern Studies from SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies), University of London, and a Master’s Degree in German and English from the Freie Universität Berlin. She has provided diverse training in cross-border family mediation and published on family law and mediation in e.g. The Family Law Journal, Spektrum der Mediation and Die (Wirtschafts)mediation

 

 

Christoph C. Paul

Christoph C. Paul is an attorney, notary, trainer and cross-border family mediator. He is co-founder of MiKK e.V. International Mediation Centre for Family Conflict and Child Abduction and has been Chairperson of the MiKK Board since its inception. He is co-editor of the online publication Cross-Border Mediation, a collection of the laws on mediation worldwide and co-editor of various publications on cross-border family mediation, including Cross-Border Family Mediation, Paul, C.C. and Kiesewetter, S. (eds.), 2014.  He holds the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany for the implementation of cross-border mediation in family conflicts and child abduction and he received the Socrates Award for Mediation in 2010 for his longstanding work as a mediator and a “mediator of mediation” in institutional contexts.


Task Force

 

Coskun Coruz

Director, International Child Abduction Center, Hilversum

Representative of the Board of Directors of Missing Children Europe

 


News

REGISTER: Annual Cross-Border Family Mediation Training (CBFM): 2 December 2021
This advanced training course aims to qualify practicing family mediators to mediate cross-border family disputes, including international child abduction, access and custody cases.



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