November 29, 2010
Oregon Law Professor Merle Weiner to participate in Hague Convention events Dec. 10
Oregon Law Professor Merle Weiner will participate in two events on Dec. 10 that examine The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of Child Abduction. Professor Weiner is recognized globally for her extensive legal research on the issue of domestic violence in Hague Convention cases.
Professor Weiner will first participate in “Nuts ‘N Bolts: Representing Battered Mothers in Hague Convention Cases” which will delve into the practical aspects of handling an international child abduction case in the U.S. Courts involving allegations of domestic violence. The event will explore the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction and best practices in representing mother who have fled from one country to another to protect themselves and their children.
Professor Weiner’s second event, “Seeking Safety Across Borders: Cases involving domestic violence and The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction,” takes place live from the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, Minn. The event examines the complex aspects of international child abduction and includes staged readings by professional actors of actual transcripts from interviews with U.S. mothers and their attorneys from a recent study supported by the U.S. Department of Justice. The readings will be interspersed with discussion by internationally recognized legal and social science experts. This free event will be available live online from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. US/Central time. Registration is available at West LegalEdcenter.com.