Fifteen years ago, Eileen Clark, an American Citizen kidnapped her three children in a Family Abduction from New Mexico, USA to the United Kingdom. Eileen Clark was arrested in July 2010, in Oxford, UK. For the past 19 months, her team of lawyers have used the legal system to fight extradition back to the United States to face Parental Kidnapping charges in the USA.
Her final arguments argued in the UK High Court:
- that it would be unlawful and “oppressive” to extradite her because of her worsening psychiatric problems and fear of flying
- the US authorities were at fault for not seeking her return earlier as she had been living “openly” in the UK since December 1998 and had put down “deep roots”.
We understand that Lord Justice Burnton refused to certify that her case raised issues of general public importance (we’ve seen that argument in other cases). The refusal effectively blocks the former aerobics trainer and model from taking her case to the UK Supreme Court. The High Court said it accepted that Mrs Clark would suffer hardship, but it could not be characterized as oppressive.
We are not surprised to hear that Ms. Clark and her team of Underground or Protective Parent Attorneys are trying to setup a special charter flight (why does she need a charter flight?). For the proclaimed indigent, manipulative and narcissistic underground mothers, we have seen requests like this in other cases. We don’t see any reason why Ms. Clark shouldn’t fly Coach — Ms. Clark obviously feels that the rules that apply to the rest of society, don’t apply to her.
The Family Abduction Community that includes searching and recovering victim parents is closely following the Eileen Clark International Parental Kidnapping Case. Ms. Clark effectively played Judge, Jury and Executioner (a Faye Yager term) and solely decided the Custody Agreement of her Children. The children are now adults over 18 years of age. There is sadly no law mandating they reunify with their father.
The Extradition from the UK, a conviction for parental kidnapping with a long prison sentence and restitution for the left-behind victim parent would send a strong message to the Protective Parent Community including the Protective Parent Lawyers that parental kidnapping is not an reasonable alternative to a custody agreement. In this age where the U.S. Family Courts prefer co-parenting for the best interests of the child, that would certainly be the step moving forward.