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Hague Convention 1996

Latest updates

  • Technical notice covering civil legal cases that involve EU countries says UK will fall back on rules that it adopts with non-EU countries News, 14/09/2018, free
  • Now signatories to 1996 Child Protection and 2007 Child Support Conventions News, 23/05/2017, free
  • The first reported judgment in this country concerning the power to submit a request to the court of another country (in this case Norway) for authorisation to exercise jurisdiction under Article 9 of the 1996 Hague Convention. Here, the UK court said that they were better placed in the particular case to assess the child's best interests and therefore that the request would be made. Judgment, 21/10/2016, free
  • Appeal by mother against order to return child to Morocco and involving consideration of the 1996 Hague Convention (only the 2nd CoA judgment to do so). Appeal allowed as the judge did not have jurisdiction to make the order under Article 11. Judgment, 15/04/2015, free
  • Applications by mother for registration and enforcement of Russian orders concerning residence her two children where she alleges the children have been unlawfully retained in the UK by the father. Applications dismissed and finding made that both children habitually resident in the UK. Judgment, 14/12/2014, free

Latest know-how

Latest training

  • 6 questions relating to Tim Scott QC's article on the 1996 Hague Convention CPD course, 23/10/2013, members only
  • 10 questions relating to Timothy Scott QC's webinar on International Family Law which was recorded on 8 October 2013 CPD course, 10/10/2013, members only
  • Training notes to accompany Timothy Scott QC's recorded webinar on International Family Law Training note, 09/10/2013, members only


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