- Wrongful removal—resolving issues of jurisdiction
- Original news
- What was the main issue in this case?
- What did the Supreme Court decide about the scope of the 1996 Hague Convention, art 11 jurisdiction?
- To what extent is the judgment helpful in clarifying the law in this area? Are there any remaining unresolved issues?
- How does the judgment fit in with other developments in this area? Are there any trends emerging?
- Of what should lawyers advising in this area of law take note?
Family analysis: The jurisdiction of an English court to order a wrongfully removed child to be returned to his country of habitual residence is examined by Michael Gration, barrister at 4 Paper Buildings, and Anne-Marie Hutchinson, partner at Dawson Cornwell, in light of the Supreme Court’s recent judgment in Re J (A Child) (1996 Hague Convention).
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