RS v KS (Abduction: Wrongful Retention): FD 26 Jun 2009

In considering an international abduction of a four year old child by a parent Macur J said that disruption to the living arrangements of such a young child ‘would have more far reaching consequences and adverse impact than in the case of an older and less sensitive child able to comprehend a sudden departure from one routine and community and the prospect of the next.’


Macur J


[2009] EWHC 1494 (Fam), [2009] 2 FLR 1231




Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction 1980


England and Wales

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CitedIn re O (Children) CA 16-Feb-2011
The family had Nigerian nationality, but the father also had US nationality. After the split, M wanted to live with the children in Nigeria, and F wanted them with him in the US. On M’s visit to the UK from Nigeria with the children, the father . .
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Children, International

Updated: 02 May 2022; Ref: scu.377901