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Re H (Abduction: Retention in Non-Contracting State) [2019] EWCA Civ 672

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Gill Honeyman has written a case summary for Family Law Week on Re H (Abduction: Retention in Non-Contracting state) [2019] EWCA Civ 672.

The case involves an Australian father and a mother that was born in Uganda but since became a British citizen. The parents met in Australia where the child was born and later travelled to Uganda. During their time in Uganda, the parents separated and the mother refused to return to Australia. The father persuaded the mother and child to go to England instead.

The mother argued that there was grave risk in returning the child to Australia or that it would expose her to harm.

Gill’s summary discusses the decision at first instance as well as on appeal. It can be read here.

This post was written for Coram’s international children law blog. Our International Children Law team has extensive experience in public and private child disputes. We act as family law barristers on child and finance matters, including cases dealing with child abduction, surrogacy, division of finances upon divorce, and cases of contested jurisdiction. 

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