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The Childhood, Law & Policy Network (CLPN)

Professor Marilyn Freeman


Co-Director, International Centre for Family Law, Policy and Practice; Principal Research Fellow, Westminster Law School, University of Westminster, United Kingdom; Chairperson, International Association of Child Law Researchers



Marilyn Freeman is widely acknowledged as a leading expert in the area of international child abduction and associated areas of international children’s law, and publishes widely in her areas of expertise. She has undertaken several key research projects including those investigating: The Long-Term Effects of International Child Abduction, and The Outcomes for Children who Object to Return under the 1980 Hague Child Abduction Convention. Her current research focuses on children’s participation in proceedings affecting their lives including those relating to child abduction under the 1980 Hague Convention. She holds a door tenancy at 4 Paper Buildings, a specialist Family Law set of barristers’ chambers in London, and is qualified as a Family Mediator.




All aspects of international child law, in particular international child abduction, and children's participation in family law proceedings
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