Any mediation with regard to child abduction is subject to an enormous pressure: the abducting parent is afraid ‘to lose’ the child, while the parent left behind hopes to work out alternatives for the child’s repatriation during the mediation sessions.
Paul, Christoph C. and Kaesler, Steffi
"Mediation within the framework of a German-English child abduction,"
5, Article 3.
Available at: http://epublications.bond.edu.au/adr/vol9/iss5/3