In re H (Minors): CA 20 Aug 1990

The Hague Convention did not apply to wrongful acts of removal which had taken place before the 1985 Act came into force.
Lord Donaldson MR said: ‘plainly the Act and Convention can only apply if the child is found in a different State from that in which it was habitually resident’

Lord Donaldson MR
Independent 20 August 1990
Child Abduction and Custody Act 1985, Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (25 October 1980)
England and Wales
Cited by:
Appeal fromIn Re H (Minors) (Abduction: Custody Rights) HL 1991
The House addressed the question whether wrongful removal and wrongful retention were mutually exclusive concepts. The issue arose in the context of the commencement date for the 1985 Act as between the two States involved.
Held: For the . .
CitedRe C (Children) SC 14-Feb-2018
‘This appeal concerns the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. It raises general questions relating to:
(1) the place which the habitual residence of the child occupies in the scheme of that Convention, and . .

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Updated: 23 December 2021; Ref: scu.654498