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Hague Convention 1980

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  • Application by mother for summary return of her child to Turkey under the Hague Child Abduction Convention. The father's attempted defence of acquiescence on the part of the mother was rejected and an order for return made. Judgment, 17/01/2019, free
  • Came into force 1 December News, 10/12/2018, free
  • A return order was made such that the child, who had been abducted from Spain to live in the UK, was returned to Spain to live with his father. Judgment, 07/11/2018, free
  • 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
  • In brief: In 2016, the child (“E”) had been moved to Russia from England by her mother (“M”) in breach of a court order prohibiting E from leaving the jurisdiction. E was now two years old and had had very limited contact with her father (“F”). F sought E’s return to the jurisdiction but acknowledged that if she were to return without M (M having made clear she refused to return to England), E’s best interests dictated that she should be placed with social services rather than himself. Whilst contact between E and F was to be encouraged and facilitated, the court concluded that this would not be achieved by ordering E’s return. Instead, a welfare hearing was listed. Judgment, 20/08/2018, free

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