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  • Father's appeal against orders to facilitate the return of his 15 year old daughter from Thailand back to the UK was refused on the basis that concerns relating to her estrangement from her mother, her apparent lack of education and the lack of any clarity about her living circumstances had not been alleviated. Judgment, 19/09/2018, free
  • Father's appeal against the setting aside of the judge's previous order (ordering the mother to return the child to Spain) because there had been a sea-change in the mother's mental health since the order was made, was dismissed. There was also discussion on whether the High Court has jurisdiction to set aside a final order made under the 1980 Convention. Judgment, 16/08/2018, free
  • The judge refused to register a Russian order which ordered the child to be returned to Russia on the bases that i) the child had not been heard; ii) she would be separated from her mother and her new family because the mother could not go back to Russia as she was at risk of imprisonment. Judgment, 10/08/2018, free
  • In brief: The High Court ordered a child's return to England under BIIR following a non-return order being made summarily under the Hague Convention on civil aspects of international child abduction. The case highlights how a review under BIIR can lead to the reversal of a non-return order made summarily under different legislation and clarifies the framework within which the court determines applications in these circumstances. Judgment, 06/08/2018, free
  • In brief: Although these Hague Convention proceedings had been adjourned to allow the mother (“M”) to resolve her immigration status in the US, the time had come to fix the case for a hearing even those issues were still alive. Judgment, 06/08/2018, free

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