Archive for the 'child abduction' Category

Girl persuades judge not to send her back to Canada as Middlesbrough is ‘more exciting’ – Daily Telegraph

“The schoolgirl who was ‘abducted’ from her father’s home in Canada by her English mother won the right not to return after telling judges: “I never, never in my whole life want to go back there. The 13-year-old made clear her determination to stay in the Teesside town when Lord Justice Thorpe and Lady Justice Smith took the unique step of holding a private interview with her halfway through a hearing at London’s Civil Appeal Court.”

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Daily Telegraph, 24th September 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Shannon Matthews serious case review clears social workers – The Guardian

“Social workers could not have foreseen the abduction of Shannon Matthews by her mother, a serious case review has concluded.”

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The Guardian, 16th June 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

In re A (Children) (Abduction: Interim Powers) – WLR Daily

In re A (Children) (Abduction: Interim Powers) [2010] EWCA Civ 586; [2010] WLR (D) 139

“S 5 of the Child Abduction and Custody Act 1985 permitted a court to give directions to a local authority to provide accommodation for the abductor and abducted children.”

WLR Daily, 28th May 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Cardiff man jailed for stealing car with baby inside – BBC News

“A man who stole a car without realising a one-year-old girl was asleep in the back has been jailed for 34 months.”

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BBC News, 7th May 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Court backs extradition of mother to US on abduction charge – The Guardian

“High court judges have backed demands by the home secretary and the US authorities to extradite a seriously ill woman to stand trial in America on charges of abducting her daughter 12 years ago.”

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The Guardian, 21st April 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Legal first as girl, 5, consulted in ‘tug-of-love’ court case – Daily Telegraph

“A five-year-old girl involved in a ‘tug-of-love’ case has made legal history after being consulted by a court about which parent she wants to live with.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th April 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Ex-carer jailed over child abduction – The Independent

“A former foster carer who hid a vulnerable boy in a hollowed-out washing machine so he could evade police was jailed for 33 months today after being found guilty of child abduction.”

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The Independent, 29th January 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Teenage attacker behind bars after second child rape – The Independent

“A teenage sex attacker who raped a five-year-old boy days after being spared a custodial sentence for a previous attack was locked up for almost three years today.”

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The Independent, 11th November 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

In re P-J (Children) (Abduction: Consent) – Times Law Reports

In re P-J (Children) (Abduction: Consent)

Court of Appeal

“Consent to the removal of a child from one jurisdiction to another had to be real and subsist at the time of the removal.”

The Times, 6th August 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

In re P-J (Children) (Abduction: Consent) – WLR daily

In re P-J (Children) (Abduction: Consent) [2009] EWCA Civ 588; [2009] WLR (D) 207

“Effective ‘consent’ to the removal of a child from the jurisdiction of the state of its habitual residence could in principle be given in advance by an eligible person. However, for reliance to be placed on the terms of art 13(a) of the Hague Convention, whereby a requested state was not bound to order the return of such a child if the person having care of the person of the child had ‘consented to or subsequently acquiesced in’ the removal, the consent had to subsist at the time when the child was in fact removed.”

WLR Daily, 23rd June 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Gay father hunts for lesbian mother who vanished with son – The Times

“A gay father whose son was ‘snatched’ away by his lesbian mother during family court proceedings was finally able to appeal publicly for his safe return yesterday after restrictions on identifying the parties was lifted.”

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The Times, 18th December 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Times wins ruling over secrecy of family court – The Times

“Details of private family court proceedings that led to a mother fleeing the country with her son after he was placed in foster care have been disclosed after legal action by The Times.”

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The Times, 22nd July 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

In re M and another (Minors) – WLR Daily

In re M and another (Minors) [2007] UKHL 55

“The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction 1980 had laid down the circumstances under which the return of a child who had been abducted from a contracting state could be refused, and it was neither necessary nor desirable that English courts should import an additional test of ‘exceptionality’ into the exercise of discretion provided for by the Convention.”

WLR Daily, 6th December 2007

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

In re M and Another (Minors) – Times Law Reports

In re M and Another (Minors)

House of Lords

“The circumstances under which a court should refuse to order the return of a child who had been abducted from a state subscribing to the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction 1980 had been laid down under the Convention itself and it was neither necessary nor desirable for English courts to add an additional test of ‘exceptionality’ over and above the requirements of the Convention.”

The Times, 6th December 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Appeal over children in Pakistan – BBC News

“A High Court judge in London has issued an urgent plea for four Oxfordshire children being kept in Pakistan by their father to be returned to the UK.”

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BBC News, 14th November 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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