Karlsruhe Higher Regional Court, Germany
25 June 2020, 2 UF 200 19 (Bes. Haftbef.)
The court ordered that the mother be placed in coercive detention for 10 days.
The court came to the conclusion that the mother’s behaviour left no other option but to force the mother to surrender the children.
The mother was not able to present any reasons which would mean that she was not responsible for her violation of the terms of the enforcement order. Setting a coercive financial penalty would most probably not achieve its intended aim as the mother stated herself that she had lost her job and no longer had any income. Furthermore, the mother is said to have stubbornly refused to return the children, and for this reason too, an attempt at enforcement by means of a coercive financiel penalty would most probably not achieve its intended aim.