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Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Susan S. Jacobs
Parents whose spouses flee overseas with their children called Thursday for the federal government to put sanctions on countries that don't help get those children returned, saying it should be considered a human-trafficking issue, not merely a family dispute.
"I think that sanctions are a two-edged sword," Ms. Jacobs said. "I think that threatening countries is often an unsuccessful way to get them to cooperate with us, because most of the relationships that we have are very complex and involve many issues."
Ambassador Susan S. Jacobs, a special adviser for children's issues at the State Department, said The Hague Convention remains the best channel for negotiating the children's return, though that means constant discussions with many countries.