We are committed to supporting those who are displaced by the Convention, as well as raising awareness about The Hague Convention and the way that it is misused by perpetrators of family and sexual violence.
The New Zealand Hague Collective is a registered charity, founded by two local mothers who have been through this process and understand the complex issues involved.
We are committed to advocacy, social policy and legislative change in this space, to allow the use of family and sexual violence as a valid defense under section 13.b of the Convention.
Above all else we aim to support parents and their children to remain safe from harm during this process whilst they await the resolution of their case.
We provide information, advocacy and support to stuck parents who have fled family and sexual violence with their children. Often they are facing a long and expensive Court case in order to stay in their home country where they are safe, alternatively they are returned to their country of origin and face legal proceedings there, often without any money or support.
We connect people with services and organisations who we know and trust, or who have expertise in this niche area of family law. We are always interested in case law and research on the Convention, as well as network building with professionals who work in this space.
We have good working relationships with lawyers experienced in the Convention, as well as organisations in the DV and SV sector.