Along with Stephen Cullen and Kelly Powers of Miles & Stockbridge P.C. (Baltimore & Washington, D.C.), Jonathan W. Lounsberry of Melissa F. Brown, LLC (Charleston, South Carolina) was program Co-Chair for the “The Promise of the 1980 Hague Convention in Asia” Panel at the 2014 ABA Section of International Law’s International Families: Money, Children and Long Term Planning Conference (June 19 – 21, 2014, Seattle, Washington).
The panel consisted of Honey Kessler Amado (The Law Offices of Honey Kessler Amado, Beverly Hills, CA, USA), Anne-Marie Hutchinson OBE (Order of the British Empire) (Dawson Cornwell, London, UK), and Hirotaka Honda (Honda Law Office at Shibuya, Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan). It was moderated by Colin P. A. Jones (Professor, Doshisha Law School, Kyoto, Japan). The panel addressed the status of Asia in implementing the 1980 Hague Convention, its promise to help combat international child abductions, and practical issues that have arisen since more countries in Asia have become signatories to the treaty.