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Child abduction

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Re E (Children) v SE and others (2011)
On a proper application of the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction 1980 the best interests of the child were the primary consideration. However, that did not require a full-blown examination of the child’s future and there was no need for Article 13(b) of the Convention to be narrowly construed.
[2011] UKSC 27 10/06/2011. Reported at [2011] 2 WLR 1326
Stephen Knafler QC & Irena Sabic

Re S (2008) (no link available)
Guidance was given to local authorities when applying their duties under Article 20 as a receiving state of a child victim of trafficking between EU states where Brussels II Revised applies.
[2008] EWHC 3013 10/12/2008. Reported at [2009] 2 FLR 550.
Jo Delahunty QC

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