In Re C (Abduction: Residence and Contact): FD 2006

Mostyn QC J considered the impact of Art 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights on applications for residence and contact, saying: ‘On the facts of this case it is clear to me that supervised contact would only have been appropriate if there was the clearest and most compelling evidence that in some way S’s best interests would be jeopardised by unsupervised, normal contact. Given the terms of the Strasbourg jurisprudence to which I have referred, it is almost as if there is a presumption in favour of normal contact and it is for those who say it is inappropriate to prove by clear evidence why this is so.’


Mostyn QC J


[2006] 2 FLR 277


European Convention on Human Rights 8


England and Wales

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CitedIn re AR (A Child: Relocation) FD 10-Jun-2010
Both parents had parental responsibility. The French mother wished to return to live in France and to take the five year old child with her, applying to court for the appropriate order.
Held: The court pointed to the real difficulties always . .
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Children, Human Rights

Updated: 18 May 2022; Ref: scu.417786