In Re K (A Minor) (Removal From Jurisdiction: Practice): CA 2 Sep 1999

Hearings involving the temporary removal of a child to a non-Convention country needed full preparation, and must be heard by a Family Division judge. The magnitude of the risks and the irretrievable consequences required this. Care should be taken to implement the fullest safeguards, and if necessary expert evidence on the practicality of enforcing such safeguards in that country in the case of breach.


Gazette 02-Sep-1999


Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction 1980


England and Wales

Children, International

Updated: 10 May 2022; Ref: scu.81971