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Old 08-23-2012, 05:35 AM
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Question Where is Our Canadian Government? - International Child Abductions

Read the "Watkins Missing Children" in the General Chat for more info

Since Poland courts has refused to return the Canadian Missing / Abducted Alexander & Christopher Watkins home to Canada and the Polish appeals Court had dismissed the fathers appeal, Stephen Watkins plans on taking this matter to the European Union Courts (EU Courts) to fight for his children's return. Stephen Watkins believes that the Polish Courts have broken 4 major Treaties signed with Canada and he is still asking the question why has not any Canadian Politician publicly helped in his fight to bring his abducted Canadian sons home?

4 TREATIES BROKEN by POLAND with CANADA

1 - Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties (1969)
2 - INTERPOL Treaty (1949)
3 - Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (1980)
4 - United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC or UNCRC)(1990)


What’s the purpose to be a signatory of a treaty when other countries will not follow them? We need to send a strong message to the international community that this will not be tolerated by Canada. The Canadian government cannot just sit idle while other countries are clearly not following our agreed treaties.

We have now found a 4th International Treaties which the Polish Courts have broken which could affect Poland's relations with Canada. The new plans being conceived and shared will not only specifically target the country of Poland but also other non-compliant nations as well which our Canadian children have been abducted and retained.

Again, I welcome Politicians of Canada to step forward to champion the cause to protect our Canadian Citizens, even if they are Children, to bring awareness to the problems of International Child Abductions. We need more diplomatic actions for the return of our children who have been illegally abducted and retained in other countries and to fight to uphold the treaties of the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction by countries with which Canada enjoys reciprocal obligations and the United Nations Rights of a Child (CRC) which makes International Child Abductions and retention a crime against children.

The Canadian Prime Ministers excuse that, “it’s in the courts” is not an justification for another nation to be allowed to break treaties.

FULL RAW VIDEO - Two World Leaders Speak - PM of Canada / PM of Poland Answer Media Questions About This International Child Abduction (May 15, 2012)
Watkins Children - International Child Abduction Question - Prime Ministers of Canada / Poland - YouTube
(Not Fully Reported - Raw Video Courtesy of Global National News)

IMPORTANT NOTE: The Hague Convention is NOT A CUSTODY mater. It is a legal mechanism and international treaty among nations to return abducted children back home to their habitual country after the crime of kidnapping has occurred. Foreign courts do not make custody decisions. From the RAW VIDEO, it seems that the Polish Courts and the Polish Prime Minister have no knowledge of what is the Hague Convention is or how it works.

Do not the words in our National Anthem say, "O Canada, we stand on guard for thee?" Have our Canadian government forgotten this? I welcome Politicians to contact me directly to participate in our Next Steps and to help champion new Canadian National Laws and to impose sanctions against countries who consistently break international treaties they are a signatory.

Media help to report and raise awareness of this case and of the issues of International Parental Child Abductions is greatly appreciated and welcomed by me, my family and so many other familes who are also living this same nightmare. Also to ask the question on why has there been NO political clout or assistance in this matter as this is a case which clearly shows another county completely disregarding our Canada's signed treaties.

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WEBSITE: ALERT ! - ABDUCTED MISSING CHILDREN : Alexander Watkins & Christopher Watkins
TWITTER: https://twitter.com/Child_Abduction
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Old 08-24-2012, 02:09 AM
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Exclamation CANADA's " iCHAPEAU " ACT

CANADA's " iCHAPEAU " ACT -
Due to the lack of involvement by our Canadian Government on the issues of International Child Abductions and “Best Practices” in stopping child adductions from Canada by the Canadian Courts, myself and a group of Canadian Parents are introducing / petitioning a new Canadian Law called:

CANADA's " iCHAPEAU " ACT
International Child Harbouring & Abduction Prevention Enforcement Act Under-Law


PHOTO: PRESS RELEASE | Facebook

If you are a Left Behind Parent (LBP) in Canada dealing with an International Parental Child Abduction or your child has been harboured by another Country ordered NOT to return to Canada we want to hear from you!

(So far we have parents who's children have been abducted to POLAND, BRAZIL and JAPAN.)

If you are a Parent who believes that your children are at risk of an International / Provincial Child Abduction we want to hear from you!

If you have cause for concern that your child will be abducted and retained by the other parent we want to hear from you!

If you are a parent who has used Canadian Case Law to STOP an International Child Abduction from Canada we want to hear from you!

This is OPEN to all Canadians across the country.

If you live in Toronto, a group of parents will be meeting to create a Canadian Left Behind Parents (LBP) Association using the LAW name " iCHAPEAU Association" as the groups name. This will help to get the media to know more about the LAW and of the association's mission.

The "iCHAPEAU" is the name of a Federal LAW ACT we are going to introduce in Canada. It is made of 3-4 separate laws passed in the United States but reformatted using the Canadian Legal System and Canadian Criminal Codes.

The iCHAPEAU will deal with 2 major sections:
1) Dealing with non-compliant nations and structured sanctions against these nations

2) Child abduction prevention methods, court check lists & judge responsive solutions

We are looking for Parents to participate and anyone who can help with legal, marketing, social media and what ever you can do to help on-line or off-line.

We already own all the .COM's and .CA for this law trade name style and we are joining forces with other recognized associations in the United States who are helping us with the laws and who have been instrumental in these laws being passed.

We are just getting started so we are looking for other International CASES to feature (If you want your case public) and looking for feedback.

A website will be created shortly and will be in both English and French. There will also be a small forum as part of the site.

We will also like to be in a position to link to THIS site and will have link backs to reputable associations. Many high profile cases will help get media attention to this site.

Please help to let others know what we are doing or share with people who can benefit from the creation of these laws.

Until the website is created, contact us at any of the following links:

Canada's iCHAPEA Act
"One voice may sound like a whisper but thousands of voices sound like a roar"


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PRIVATE MESSAGE TO FACEBOOK:
Stephen Watkins | Facebook

E-MAIL:
Info@iCHAPEAU.ca

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Old 08-30-2012, 11:19 AM
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Default Lawyer Help to Amend New National Law

Hi,
I am looking for a list of Lawyers and their contact information in Canada we can contact that can help amend the high profile iCHAPEAU law our group of Canadian parents wants to petition for its submission in Canada. The Laws are already created but amendments are required. Arrangements have already been made by the Government of Canada to review this proposed law. This would be provided by the law firm / layer as a courtesy support that would provide them an honorable mention in this campaign. Parents of multiple high profile cases will help across Canada to get national media coverage. Thanks for contacting me.

Canada's iCHAPEAU Act
"One voice may sound like a whisper but thousands of voices sound like a roar"


IMAGE:
PRESS RELEASE | Facebook

PRIVATE MESSAGE TO FACEBOOK:
Stephen Watkins | Facebook

E-MAIL:
Info@iCHAPEAU.ca

Best Regards,
STEPHEN WATKINS
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Old 09-10-2012, 07:26 PM
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Proposed Canadian iCHAPEAU Act Law - For those who are following my posts regarding bringing new laws here in Canada to help stop countries from harbouring and not returning our children after an international child abduction due to their non-complacencies of the Hague Convention Treaty as well as legislation implementation to stop international child abductions by a fleeing parent. I want to report that one of the laws we are going to try to implement here in Canada has just become LAW in California TODAY!

Here is the Post from Randy Collins who is the co-author of a law named after his abducted son (Keisuke's Law):

“IT IS OFFICIAL...The Governor has signed SB 1206, Keisuke's Law! It takes affect on January 1, 2013. I want to thank Senator Mimi Walters and her staff for their hard work for making Keisuke's Law a reality. I also want to thank all of my friends and family for their thoughts, prayers, and support. I am truly blessed.”

The proposed federal law called - CANADA's " iCHAPEAU " ACT - which stands for the: "International Child Harbouring & Abduction Prevention Enforcement Act Under-Law" - would be made up of suggestions from Canadian parents and an amalgamation of several US laws being passed or already passed in the United States.

These are:

US FEDERAL LAW - LAW HR1940, David Goldman
US FEDERAL LAW - Prevent Departure Program (PIPCA)
California LAW - SB1206, Randy Collins
California LAW - FL 341b Form (Judges Check List)
Florida LAW - Child Abduction Prevention Act (CAPA), Carolyn Ann Vlk

Due to the fact that Canada may be 10 years behind in creation of laws to prevent child abductions from Canada, we need to take all the work and efforts by other parents dealing with international child abductions of their own children and keep the momentum going here in Canada to mirror US laws. It is a great to see that our parents of the iCHAPEAU Association are moving in the right direction.

Senator Mimi Walters wrote on her Facebook Wall on august 20th:

“SB 1206 Keisuke (or Case-K's) Law was approved by the Assembly 70-0, to attempt to prevent child abduction to foreign countries.”

Until our website is ready… Please share these links

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PRIVATE MESSAGE TO FACEBOOK:
Stephen Watkins | Facebook

E-MAIL:
Info@iCHAPEAU.ca

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(-PRESS RELEASE-)
October 22, 2012

SENTENCING DAY - Grandfather Guilty Of Aiding Canadian Abduction in “Watkins Missing Children” Case

On October 24, 2012 the Honorable Justice J.F. KENKEL will hear victim impact statements from family members before he announces Tadeusz Ustaszewski fate.
(Press the “See More” below)

On August 23, 2012 the Honorable Justice J.F. KENKEL made some validating remarks on passing his judgment of a GUILTY verdict on the grandfather, Tadeusz Ustaszewski, in the International Parental Child Abduction case of the “Watkins Missing Children” in the Criminal Courts in Newmarket, Ontario which may result in some action by the Prime Minister of Canada.

On May 15, 2012, in a press conference with the Prime Minister of Canada and the Prime Minister of Poland on Canadian national news, the media asked questions to the Prime Minister of Canada on how he will help a Canadian father return his Canadian abducted children taken to Poland?

The Prime Minister of Canada, STEPHEN HARPER, replied the following as part of his statement: "… the matter is before the courts..."
(SEE VIDEO LINK BELOW)

The international child abduction of the Watkins boys from Canada is no longer just an allegation; it has now been validated by the Canadian Criminal Courts and an Ontario Judge that in fact a crime has been committed.

ALEXANDER WATKINS (aka: Alek Ustaszewski) and CHRISTOPHER WATKINS (aka: Krzysztof Ustaszewski) also known world-wide through social media as the "Watkins Missing Children" from Canada were abducted internationally from Canada into the United States then to Europe on March 6, 2009 with the use of a "Cancelled" Canadian Passport by the non-custodial Mother, Edyta ( Ustaszewski / Ustaszewska ) Watkins, and two Canadian Passports for the children where she refused to turn over to the Ontario Courts who ordered their return on multiple court appearances. U.S. Homeland Security confirmed with Canadian Authorities that all three flew using 3-Canadian Passports.

The boys lived with their father, Stephen Watkins, full time since 2007 after they had been apprehended by the Children’s Aid Society and the Ontario Courts in 2007 after reports were made by the teachers of the children’s school of serious child protection concerns. The children were internationally abducted out of Canada 6-weeks after the courts January 26, 2009 custody ruling during a weekend access visit with their mother. Both Alexander and Christopher were born in Canada and their father, Stephen Watkins, was granted sole custody by the Ontario Courts in January 26, 2009 after a 7-day trial with liberal access visits ordered every second weekend to their mother.

Their grandfather, Tadeusz (TED) Ustaszewski, in Canada was charged by York Regional Police (YRP) in Ontario with assisting in this International Child Abduction and the children's disappearance. He solely picked up the boys at their schools in Newmarket for a supervised weekend visit with their non-custodial mother but instead drove all of them across into the United States and left them at a U.S. Tim Horton's coffee shop before returning alone to Canada. The boys were to be brought back to their school in Newmarket, Ontario the next day as he had previously done many times before.

In statements taken from court transcripts, the Honorable Justice J.F. KENKEL noted that,
“Aside from Mr. Ustaszewski's statements there is a strong circumstantial case indicating that Mr. Ustaszewski was a knowing party to the abduction.”

He also made mention in ruling of the allegations made by the grandfather to police which also resonates by statements made the abducting mother through social media that,
“There is no credible evidence that Mr. Watkins abused his children in any way. The suggestion of abuse made by Mr. Ustaszewski in his witness statement to police was shown by other evidence at trial to be a fabrication.”

In conclusion, the Honorable Justice J.F. KENKEL made these final remarks,
“I find that the Crown has proved that Edyta Ustaszewski abducted her two children in contravention of an order made by Madam Justice Waldman of the Ontario Court of Justice, and further that Mr. Tadeusz Ustaszewski aided her in that regard knowing that the removal of the children from Canada was meant to deprive the father of custody and knowing that act was contrary to the terms of Justice Waldman's order. I can find no credible evidence which leaves a reasonable doubt with respect to any element of the section 282(1) offence alleged… There will be a finding of guilt.”
(DOWNLOAD THE FULL TRANSCRIPTS BELOW)

The Watkins boys have been ordered to remain in Poland by the Polish Courts in what Stephen Watkins believes is the Polish courts failings to follow 5-international treaties between Canada and Poland including the Hague Convention On The Civil Aspects Of International Child Abduction and the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). It seems that the Polish Courts have made Poland a non-compliant signatory of various treaties for years making Poland a “Black Hole of International Child Abductions in Europe”.

To make matters worse, while the boys were in hiding for 2.5 years without the knowledge of their father or the Canadian Authorities, they were secretly enrolled into a Polish School in 2010 with alias names without the knowledge by Polish Police authorities even though another Polish Court ordered in January 8, 2010 for Polish Police to search Poland-wide for the missing Canadian boys. In mid 2010, the Polish School witnessed child protection concerns and brought a court action themselves against the mother in the Polish Courts where her parental rights were ordered “Limited” by the Courts.

The Father Stephen Watkins is now appealing the decision a third time in the Superior Courts of Poland to have his children retuned home to Canada.

While sentencing is scheduled on October 24, 2012 where victim impact statements will be heard, a group of parents whose children have also been internationally abducted from Canada to different countries along with Stephen Watkins will be at the Newmarket Courts in Ontario introducing / petitioning a new Federal Canadian Law called the: iCHAPEAU Act.

The “ iCHAPEAU ” stands for the “ International Child Harbouring & Abduction Prevention Enforcement Act Under-Law ”

These 4 affected Canadian parents who cases are public, including Stephen Watkins case, represents 7 abducted Canadian children who have been illegally kidnapped from Canada and harboured by other non-compliant nations such as Poland, Brazil and Japan. These parents are working together to help STOP Parental Child abductions by campaigning for Canada’s iCHAPEAU Act to provide better tools to Family Courts to detect and PREVENT child abduction cases along with giving our Canadian government more solutions when dealing with international child abductions when Canadian children have been retained or harboured by foreign nations and ordered not to be retuned through the non-compliances of treaties already signed with the country of Canada.

Along with an explanation of how the iCHAPEAU law works, the iCHAPEAU Association will have all their members’ cases publicly shown to bring more attention to their cases along with the issues of Parental Child Abductions which affects 83% of all child abductions from Canada. Help by sharing their links on their Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/iCHAPEAU or visit their Mobile website here ichapeau's QR code leaf on uQR.me - Create and manage your recyclable QR codes for free! .

Help iCHAPEAU Association bring Stephen Watkins two little boys back home along with helping other Canadian parents bring home their 7 abducted Canadian children back home to Canada.

"No parent should have to work this hard to get their missing or abducted children back home" ~ Stephen Watkins



Ontario Court Of Justice JUDGMENT for Tadeusz Ustaszewski (August 23, 2012)
COURT TRANSCRIPTS DOWNLOAD:
http://www.keepandshare.com/doc/4816...23-2012-c?da=y

Grandfather guilty of aiding abduction - Toronto Star - Published on August 23, 2012
ARTICLE:
Grandfather guilty of aiding abduction - thestar.com

Watkins Missing Children - International Child Abduction Question - Prime Ministers of Canada / Poland
VIDEO:
Watkins Children - International Child Abduction Question - Prime Ministers of Canada / Poland - YouTube


Follow “Watkins Missing Children” case here:
FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/Watkins.Missing.Children
YOUTUBE: Stephen Watkins - YouTube
TWITTER: https://twitter.com/Child_Abduction (@Child_Abduction)
WEBSITE: ALERT ! - ABDUCTED MISSING CHILDREN : Alexander Watkins & Christopher Watkins


If your Child has been abducted within CANADA -or- from CANADA to another country, contact the iCHAPEAU Association.

Canada’s iCHAPEAU Association
Please JOIN, LIKE and SUBSCRIBE to help share the iCHAPEAU cause:
FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/iCHAPEAU
YOUTUBE: iCHAPEAU - YouTube
TWITTER: https://twitter.com/iCHAPEAU_Law (@iCHAPEAU_Law)
MOBILE: ichapeau's QR code leaf on uQR.me - Create and manage your recyclable QR codes for free!
WEBSITE: www.ichapeau.ca (Under Construction)
EMAIL: Info@iCHAPEAU.ca
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I have gotten the courts to order that the childrens passports by held my lawyer with both parties to agree for them to be released.Its a small step in the right direction.Disneyland is out for a while but we can breath a little easier.
I am curious in cases like yours where the court granted her unrestricted access in spite of threat,if the would be abductor had been forced to pay up a sizeable bond, would that have been a preventative measure?If the abductor would not come up with the cash then it would fall to relatives to provide the cash, which in turn would be held in trust by your legal counsel until children became of age then returned.
It seems very wrong that the courts can wilfully endanger children’s lives while offering no means of fixing what they do.In most cases fighting European courts would be prohibitively expensive ,however if that bond could be used to pay for legal ,flights etc....it would make more sense.Just an idea.
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Dear Stephen,

Thank-you very much for sharing the transcript. I am currently in the process of analyzing (first run) through the materials provided.

So far, the quote which has struck me as very poinient in the matter is found in para 27. which explicitly states:

Quote:
The only context in which such statements would make sense is that if Mr. Ustaszewski kenw that his daughter and grandchildren were not coming back and he was trying to provide a moral justification for their actions.
This is a common truism when family members, especially grand parents assist in the removal of children in contravention of both 283.(1) and 282.(1) of the Criminal Code. This "moral justification" is often made by the most egocentric and "over bearing" parental figures whom feel they have some "moral responsibility" to attack the other parent.

I have seen volumes of hundreds of pages of affidavit materials from "grandparents" alleging all sorts of atrocities against the other parent in family law proceedings. The Honourable Madame Justice J.F. Kenkel's analysis of the common "truisms" of gran-parental behavior in the assistance of parental abduction is quite possibly the most through analysis I have ever seen any court produce in the matter of parental abduction.

Furthermore, the above quote is similar to statements made by the Honourable justices before the court regarding the "perfect storm" of false allegations of "intimate partner abuse" and "child abuse" by abducting parents and their family members.

For example the observations of the Honourable Justice H. McGee in the following case law para. 35 (my emphasis added):

Hong v. Rooney, 2012 ONSC 120 (CanLII)

Date: 2012-01-05
Docket: FC-10-034352-00
URL: CanLII - 2012 ONSC 120 (CanLII)
Citation: Hong v. Rooney, 2012 ONSC 120 (CanLII)

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How is the court to understand the extent of the mother’s allegations and the total dearth of supporting evidence? The Application containing the allegations was drafted almost a year after separation and was served on the father during a period in which his counsel was pressing for information on the child’s whereabouts and for access. Only in the context of creating a perfect storm to deflect the father’s involvement with the child do the written allegations make any sense.
Evaluation of case law of "false allegations of intimate partner abuse" and "false allegations of child abuse" need significant and further investigation by legislators, courts and mental health professionals when children are removed in contravention of section 283.(1) and 282.(1) of the Criminal Code.

Suffice to say, the striking similarities between your matter and a number of other matters regarding the removal of children (abduction) demonstrate a clear pattern of behaviour in my honest opinion of "parental abductors" which the courts, custody and access "evaluators" and other professionals need to become VERY aware of.

The fact that a citizen, not a lawyer, legislator and/or mental health professional such as myself can link the behaviour patterns so easily between two unrelated matters which express the same concerns by two different justices is concerning. It is concerning that no action has been taken to further fortify that this kind of conduct is inexcusable before any court within Canada. Be it the criminal court, family court - jurisdictional or superior.

More to follow...

Para. 34 which you often use in a limited manner in your press is really better left as the whole paragraph in my opinion as it is an incredible statement (my emphasis added):

Quote:
There is no credible evidence that Mr. Watkins abused his children in any way. The suggestion of abuse made by Mr. Ustaszewski in his witness statement to police was shown by other evidence at trial to be a fabrication.
Para. 36 wraps it all up quite well:

Quote:
There will be a finding of guilt.
Note to past child abductors, their family members and other who assist them in violating the Criminal Code in contravention of section 283.(1) and 282.(1) the courts of Canada will not tolerate your conduct any more.

Good Luck!
Tayken

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RE: Press Release (Dec-3-2012) iCHAPEAU Association at Criminal Court Sentencing of Grandfather Guilty Of Aiding Canadian Abduction in Watkins Missing Children Case



MEDIA INVITATION TO ATTEND COURT TOMORROW IN NEWMARKET

DATE: December 4, 2012

TIME: 2:15pm (Sentencing Time)

LOCATION: Newmarket Court House

ADDRESS: 50 Eagle St W, Newmarket, ON L3Y 6B1


(-PRESS RELEASE-) December 3, 2012

Parental Child Abduction is an occurrence in Canadian society as can be witnessed by the latest child kidnapping of Nine-year-old Jasmine Olleik out of Ottawa last weekend by the estranged little girls Mother who did not have custody. The iCHAPEAU Association is reaching out to the father to contact our group should he need support during this traumatic time while Ottawa and Toronto Police search for his little girl.

On December 4, 2012 the sentencing of the Grandfather found guilty on August 23, 2012 in aiding Canadian Abduction in the Watkins Missing Children case will finally be announced in the Newmarket Courts at 2:15pm after over two and a half years. It was originally scheduled on November 20, 2012 but the Honorable Justice J.F. KENKEL decided to deliberate on this decision as it has been confirmed by the Newmarket Ministry of the Attorney General Crown, who is prosecuting this case and by other sources, that this is the FIRST PRECEDENT setting conviction in Canadian history of a family member being found guilty of assisting in a Parental Child Abduction under the Canadian Criminal Code, section 282 (1) offence. (Court Transcripts can be downloaded from the link below with an account)



On November 20th, a group of parents whose children have also been nationally / internationally abducted from Canada to different countries attended the Newmarket Courts in Ontario to hear the criminal sentencing of TEDEUSZ (Ted) USTASZEWSKI, a family member who assisted in the Parental Child Abduction of two Canadian boys, Alexander & Christopher Watkins, who the country of Poland has refused to return home to Canada. Their father, Stephen Watkins, is still fighting the Polish Courts to have is sons returned home even though he had sole custody prior to their abduction and the abducting non-custodial mother has had her parental rights limited by the Polish Courts due to child protection concerns brought by the boys Polish school.



Using the Newmarket Courts as a background to the event launch and on its particular sentencing day of the accused, the group of Canadian parents wanted to help drive the point to our elected Canadian officials that a crime has been committed, to help support all provincial court jurisdictions and police agencies across Canada and to send a clear message to other countries that Parental Child Abductions is a CRIME IN CANADA covered in the Canadian Criminal Code. It is also covered by multiple treaties including the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction and the UN's Convention of the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).

This group of parents has launched a new Canadian organization called the iCHAPEAU Association and are proposing new Federal / Provincial Canadian Law called: Canada's iCHAPEAU Act

The iCHAPEAU stands for the International Child Harbouring & Abduction Prevention Enforcement Act Under-Law

These parents are working together to help STOP Parental Child abductions by campaigning for the proposal of Canadas iCHAPEAU Act to provide better tools to Family Courts to detect and PREVENT child abduction cases along with giving our Canadian government more solutions when dealing with international child abductions when Canadian children have been retained or harboured by foreign nations and ordered NOT to be retuned through the non-compliances of international treaties already signed with the country of Canada.

The November 20th Launch for the iCHAPEAU Association date was also significant as it was also the United Nations Universal Children's Day recognized World-wide and the day Canada marks the day in which the Assembly adopted the "Declaration of the Rights of the Child", in 1959, and the "Convention on the Rights of the Child", in 1989.

A Toronto Star reporter was on hand, who was specifically covering the criminal proceedings of the Watkins Missing Children, where it was decided by the presiding Ontario Criminal Court Judge, to be deliberated upon and where the sentencing of the accused will be finally announce after being in the Ontario courts for over two and a half years on December 4th, 2012 at 2:15.

There were 4 Victim Impact Statements read into Court on November 20th, including moving testimony of that of a 14-year old step-sister of the abducted two boys which was so powerful that it reduced grown men to tears in the gallery. In the final Victim Impact Statement made by Stephen Watkins, he mentioned the creation of this new Parents Association in Canada along with acknowledging the presence other parents who are dealing with similar cases within the court room.

The Canadian parents in attendance:

- STEPHEN WATKINS Missing / Abducted: Alexander & Christopher Watkins
Alexander & Christopher Watkins | Canada's iCHAPEAU Law

- CESAR CAETANO Abducted: Alice Caetano
Alice Caetano | Canada's iCHAPEAU Law

- GRZEGORZ NOWACKI Aleksander Nowacki
Aleksander Nowacki | Canada's iCHAPEAU Law

- BRUCE GHERBETTI Rion Suzuki, Lauren & Julia Gherbetti
(Attended in spirit as he is currently in Japan)
Rion Suzuki, Lauren & Julia Gherbetti | Canada's iCHAPEAU Law

- Other Non-Public iCHAPEAU Association Members were also in attendance

These public cases represent 7 abducted Canadian children who have been illegally kidnapped from Canada and harboured by other non-compliant nations such as Poland, Brazil and Japan.

There were other affected parents in attendance whose cases are not publicly known as well. In total, the iCHAPAEU Associations public and non-public cases represents a total of 15 abducted children to date and more parents are starting to contact the iCHAPEAU Association to share their cases.

The iCHAPEAU Association will have all their members cases publicly shown to bring more attention to their cases along with the issues of Parental Child Abductions which affects 83% of all child abductions from Canada.

Help by sharing their links on their Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/iCHAPEAU or going to the official website which was also launched on November 20th here: Canada's iCHAPEAU Law (Operational but work still in progress)

The iCHAPEAU Association has also launched a FORUM on Canada's iCHAPEAU Law dealing specifically with Parental Child Abduction and Child Abduction. From information provided by Partners and Missing Children Organizations, this may be the first FORUM if its kind in Canada. The forum can be found here: FORUM | Canada's iCHAPEAU Law

See the original PRESS RELEASE sent to Media on November 19th below with background info of the "Watkins Missing Children Case" here:
FORUM Canada's iCHAPEAU Info Center iCHAPEAU Association Announcements Press Release (Nov-19-2012) - iCHAPEAU Association Launched at Criminal Court Sentencing of Grandfather Guilty Of Aiding Canadian Abduction in ?Watkins Missing Children?

"No parent should have to work this hard to get their missing or abducted children back home" ~ Stephen Watkins


Ontario Court Of Justice JUDGMENT for Tadeusz Ustaszewski (August 23, 2012)
COURT TRANSCRIPTS DOWNLOAD:
http://www.keepandshare.com/doc/4816...23-2012-c?da=y

Grandfather guilty of aiding abduction - Toronto Star - August 23, 2012
ARTICLE:
Grandfather guilty of aiding abduction - thestar.com

Watkins Missing Children - International Child Abduction Question - Prime Ministers of Canada / Poland
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What was the sentence and how do you feel about it?
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What was the sentence and how do you feel about it?
Grandfather gets house arrest for aiding abduction of boys to Poland - thestar.com
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