Documentation and Materials

Goals and Objectives

Aim and purpose of AACA
Most of the materials presented on the Action Against Child Abduction-AACA Website are in English. However, some of the information will be published in other languages, such as Russian, Ukrainian, Slovakian, and Greek, to help international readers understand my story’s basics.

In addition, and for sure, this Website will one day reach my daughters, and it will help them find out what exactly has happened to them. I want to ensure they have access to all relevant legal documents when the right time comes. Hopefully, they will then understand the full depth of the emotional wounds inflicted on them by their mother and all the servants of the current pseudo regime of Belarus. Who, in reality, don’t care about my daughters at all because they integrate these international cases into their own personal and political agendas.

As it is now, the authorities of Belarus intentionally isolate every case. Consequently, it is difficult, if not impossible, to publicly find available information regarding ruled decisions or the outcome of previous ”HAGUE CONVENTION CASES”.

Again, we are talking about Belarus, so let’s not expect any transparency here. However, I found some details about cases from Italy, Finland, Ireland, and France. Unfortunately, these cases were processed in the same spirit of injustice as mine, with judicial atrocities, breach of the law, and denial of justice! Recently (2020), there has been some publicity (from the Belarusian Abductor) around a case in France, which I followed up closely.

Below please find excerpts from a judicial document
(DECISIS Law Report) from Ireland dated 2016:

“It appears that the mother commenced divorce proceedings in Belarus. On the 19th of September 2016, the father was told that an application had been made on his behalf under the Convention and transmitted to the Court of Sovetskiy District of Minsk. The father’s Hague application hearing took place in Belarus on the 3rd of October 2016. Still, the father was not informed of the hearing until it was completed.

He was subsequently told via the Central Authority of Belarus that the Court had not considered it necessary to call him for questioning at the hearing. As a result, the case was closed with “no legal grounds to initiate it again”.

“The father sought further clarification from the Central Authority about how he could bring another application under The Hague Convention. Accordingly, he filed a claim before the Court under Belarusian Civil Procedural law and instructed a second lawyer to act on his behalf. The Court of the Sovetskiy District of Minsk heard this case on the 10th of May, 2017.

The application was rejected because the Court only heard civil matters, and child abduction was deemed to be a criminal matter!

The father appealed the ruled decision to the Judicial Board for Civil Cases of Minsk, which upheld the decision of the Court of the Sovetskiy District of Minsk on the 7th of July, 2017. The father then appealed the decision of the Judicial Board to the ”President of the Minsk City High Court”, which upheld the previous decision. Finally, the lower courts’ decisions were overturned on further appeal to the Supreme Court of Belarus (otherwise known as the Presidium of the Minsk City Court) on the 14th of February 2018. The father’s appeal was referred back to the Court of the first instance to determine The Hague proceedings”.

“The judgment is brief and, surprisingly, as the above extract suggests, the Court appears to have placed the burden of proof on the father to disprove consent. That is contrary to what is required under The Convention regarding Child Abduction, and then found that he failed to disprove consent on the evidence”.

As you all understand, the only ones who gained something from the Golgotha the father from Ireland had to go thru were the Belarusian lawyers and Lukashenko’s corrupt regime represented by Primitives!

2016 Case from Ireland Full Judicial text
with EVENTS in BELARUS (in English)

If you click on the page “Rule of Law Belarus”, you will see that it consists of four separate sections. First, you will find an overview and a summary of my legal battle from April 2017 until now, with performed legal actions. A presentation of the inconsistency and controversy of ruled decisions by the judicial authorities in Belarus.

Unfortunately, The Hague Convention is wholly ignored in Belarus. Most likely, if you are a left-behind parent, you have already been told that child abduction is not considered a legal offense in Belarus.

However, these very “smart” Belarusian judges intentionally forget to mention that the child or children are usually abducted from another country to Belarus. Therefore, International Law is applicable and not the local laws. International Law is clearly a shocker for them and too hard to digest. Consequently, they ignore this little detail and happily apply their medieval local Belarusian laws to anyone, like a cookie-cutter.

On the separate pages called “The Hague Case” and “The Custody Case”, you will find comprehensive information and links connected with case materials in English, Russian, Ukrainian, Slovak, and Greek when available. You will also have the opportunity to follow my interactions in a timeline with officials and the courts of Belarus.

My experience with the Officials in the Public & the State Administration of Belarus, is something I could write a book about (similar to Alice in Wonderland or some horror novel). This topic is covered by a “Pitch-Book Presentation of the Officials” with whom I had the “Honor” to deal.

Don’t get me wrong, I do not want to generate new clients for them, but the Pitch-Book will help you better understand how the Belarusian judicial behemoth works.

Nicolaos AA Cheropoulos
Father of Anthie and Alexandra
Stockholm, April 2020
Reviewed Oct. 2022