Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Shani Ormiston's new video for "You Gotta Let It Go"

A few weeks ago, we wished Shani Ormiston the best of luck with the launch of her new single "You Gotta Let It Go" which is available now on media download sites CD Baby (click here)  iTunes (click here) , Google Play (click here), Spotify (click here)

Shani has supported the Reunite International Child Abduction Centre charity for a number years now through her previous CD "Once Upon A Time" and also through a number of concerts/events in Spain.

As an update to the previous post, Shani has now produced a video for this song on YouTube and we would like to congratulate her and all involved for such an amazing job. It is brilliant!!

Watch Shani's video below.

Could I ask all to play and share her video as much as possible and give her the support she deserves?

You can also follow her on the links below:

Monday, 14 November 2016

Parents Get-Together - London (UK) - 17th Nov - 6.30pm

Reunite will be holding an informal parent get-together this week if you'd like to join them.
This is a great opportunity to have a chat and share experiences with other parents and a few members of the reunite team over a drink and some nibbles.

They will be meeting on the evening of the 17th November in London, so if you'd like to join them please send an email to Mitta at who will send you further details.

Reunite submission to the Justice Committee

Reunite International Child Abduction Centre have been putting the finishing touches to their submission to the Justice Committee’s consultation on ‘the implications of Brexit for the justice system’.

The EU’s Brussels IIa regulation is currently integrated into UK law. Brussels IIa allows for orders in relation to parental responsibility to be recognised from one EU Member State to another, and adds extra obligations on Member States for the benefit of children in inter-EU 1980 Hague abduction cases.  

As a result, leaving the EU and potentially losing this key piece of legislation is going to have an impact on UK law and international family cases, and this needs to be taken into consideration by Parliament whatever happens next. 

Reunite hopes their submission will be beneficial to the consultation and ultimately helps to inform Parliament to make the best decisions for families and abducted children.

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Busy October for Reunite

Reunite's CEO, Alison, was invited to attend the 2nd EuroAmerican Congress of Family Law which was recently held in Uruguay. She met with Judges, legal professionals, academics and organisations from a number of Latin American countries, including Uruguay, Argentina, Chile and Brazil.

There was an opportunity to discuss challenges faced in cases of parental child abduction and how reunite can work closer with key stakeholders across Latin America to benefit families and children.

Also in October, Reunite exhibited at the Resolution Dispute Resolution Conference in Nottingham. It was a great opportunity to speak with lawyers and other mediators about how beneficial mediation can be in international cases involving children, and to highlight the work of their advice line.

 Earlier in October reunite attended a conference in Moscow examining the use and enforcement of the 1980 and 1996 Hague Conventions in Russia.

The event was attended by experts from Russia and the UK, and examined how child abduction cases are treated in both countries. Reunite's Development and External Communications Liaison Officer Vicky spoke about the work of reunite including their advice line, mediation and policy work.

The conference was a great opportunity to learn about different aspects of the 1980 Hague system in Russia, and hopefully the information and experience shared will be of use to parents in the future.

Well done to all involved.