GlobalARRK News

GlobalARRK launches its Remote Legal Clinic

GlobalARRK is delighted to announce that this month we launched our first pilot Remote Legal Clinic session! This month the clinic benefited from legal advice from MSB / Katie Camozzi. We are grateful to all of our Network partners who have signed up so far including Carolina Marin Pedreno, Marianna Michaelides, Sarah Inchley, Forum Shah, Kirsty Leedam, Simon Craddock, Kim Lehal, Joanna Farrands, Alison Leviesley, Gemma Kelsey,Amy Rowe and Maria Wright. The Legal Clinic enables Stuck Parents who are without legal representation to speak with an experienced and knowledgeable solicitor regarding a 1980 Hague Convention International Parental Abduction or International Relocation matter in England and Wales. This project is funded by The National Lottery Grant we received earlier this year and seeks to: We are delighted to announce we will be rolling this out as a monthly service from Autumn 2024 for our service users. MSB

GlobalARRK launches four Reports today in preparation for the Forum on the HC and DV

This week sees the HCCH’s Forum on Domestic Violence and the Operation of Article 13(1)(b) of the 1980 Child Abduction Convention begins, with GlobalARRK CEO Roz and Trustee Ruth speaking in a number of sessions to highlight the key issues facing stuck parents impacted by the Hague Convention 1980. In response to the Forum, we are delighted to announce we have launched four new reports in which highlight the key issues : Report 1: Models for monitoring the impact of the 1980 Abduction ConventionReport 2: Relocation ReportReport 3: The aftermath of Hague Convention decisions:Report 4: International Child Law: the mental health effects on ‘Stuck’ parents Check them out here: If you are interested in following the Forum, follow us over on X / Twitter for our live tweets. @GlobalARRK

GA Webinar on Protective Measures

In June our CEO Roz spoke alongside international family law experts Mr Justice Williams, Sirin Yuce, Stephen Cullen and Damien Greer on the subject of the effectiveness of Protective Measures under the Hague 1980 Abduction Convention. Many thanks to legal network partners Amy Rowe, Dawson Cornwell and Dr Maria Wright of Hunters Law for organising and chairing the event.

Thank you!

Thank you for supporting our Christmas hardship fundraiser, we raised £1,049! All of this money will be distributed to stuck parents living in hardship this year.

Petition on the Hague Convention 2023

Roz from GlobalARRK and Ruth from FiLiA presented the Secretary General of the HCCH Dr. Christophe Bernasconi with a petition to improve the Hague Convention for vulnerable families and victim survivors of Domestic Abuse. As a result Mr Bernasconi pledged to hold a new Forum to openly discuss these issues in June 2024. GlobalARRK and FiLiA will be on the steering committee so watch this space for developments in 2024!

GlobalARRK to offer new recovery course in September 2024… The Recovery Toolkit: A 12 week group program to support recovery from Domestic Abuse Have you left an abusive relationship? Are you still carrying guilt? Would you like to understand, challenge and remove the voice of the perpetrator? Do you still think what happened to you was your fault? Do you find dealing with new people in your life something to be scared about? If you’ve answered ‘yes’ to the above questions you are not alone.