Re Y (A Minor : Wardship): FD 23 Apr 2015

Application concerning a young man, Y, who is 16 years of age. The local authority were seeking permission to make Y a ward of court and, either alternatively or in addition, to seek to protect him under the inherent jurisdictional powers of the High Court. There was a further application that the mother be joined as a respondent to the proceedings as would Y himself. Y is a particularly vulnerable young person. He has grown up within a family where there has been a passionate commitment to waging Jihad in Syria amongst the male members of the family. It is a striking feature of the history that two of Y’s brothers have already died, as the family would no doubt see it being martyred, in that war, as was a close friend of the family. Y’s uncle was a detainee in the Guantanamo Bay Detention Centre in Cuba and his incarceration there was the subject of a great deal of media attention, particularly in Brighton where this family are based.

Hayden J
[2015] EWHC 2099 (Fam)
England and Wales
See AlsoRe Y (A Minor : Wardship) FD 17-Mar-2015
Application for wardship – Y thought to be at risk within family committed to Jihad in Syria. . .

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Updated: 03 January 2022; Ref: scu.550909