Maria Caterina Baruffi, A child-friendly area of freedom, security and justice: work in progress in international child abduction cases, in Journal of Private International Law, 2018, pp. 385-420.
The protection of children’s rights constitutes the subject matter of various private international law instruments within both the international and the EU frameworks. The paper focuses on their relevant provisions regarding child abduction, which pose a number of problematic issues as to their interpretation and practical application. Against the existing background, future legislative developments are assessed with a view to proposing a provisional evaluation as to their effectiveness and actual improvement.