Category Archives: Hague Convention

Pakistan and the Child Abduction Convention

Pakistan is notorious for child abduction. The UK has a large and vibrant British-Pakistani community of more than a million people making it the largest Pakistani population in Europe. On 22 December 2016, Pakistan deposited its instrument of accession to … Continue reading

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Hague Convention: Supreme Court Confirms the Concept of ‘Repudiatory Retention’ in Child Abduction Cases

Re C (Children)(Abduction: Rights of Custody)[2018] UKSC 8 (14 February 2018) Turning on the controversial subject of child abduction, this case divided the Supreme Court on the outcome on the facts. But otherwise, the Justices concurred on key points of principle … Continue reading

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Loss of Habitual Residence: Legal Limbo and the Modern Law

In Re B (A Child) [2016] UKSC 4 (3 February 2016) Perhaps facts never get more interesting than they are in this case. Then again, neither do laws. Under section 377 of the Pakistan Penal Code (Act XLV of 1860), … Continue reading

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Children and Conflicts between Courts

In the Matter of S (a Child) [2012] UKSC 10 (14 March 2012)  This case is about a relationship which became sour. A two-year old child, “W”, was involved and the UK Supreme Court unanimously declined to return the child to Australia … Continue reading

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