Narkis Golan was a protective mother who took her Hague Convention case all the way to the US Supreme Court. Seven judges found unanimously that both she and her young son were victims of severe and persistent domestic violence at the hands of the child’s Italian father. And that her son would be at ‘grave risk’ if forced to return to Italy.
Nonetheless, the lower court Hague judge continues to ignore both the Supreme Court judgment, and allegations that the abuse has not stopped. A report by NBC News in June 2023, stated that physical violence has been targeted at the child during court ordered visitations, despite there being an order of protection against the child’s father.
Unconscionably, it seems that the judge intends to force the child back to Italy, away from the loving aunt who has cared for him since his mother’s untimely death, and in to a situation of grave risk and continuing trauma. The court will convene in less than a week.
Please sign and share our petition which calls on President Giorgia Meloni and the Italian Government to protect Narkis’s son, and retract the Hague petition presented by this known abuser.