G (A Child: Child Abduction) [2020]

[2020] EWCA Civ 1185

16/09/2020

Barristers

Henry Setright QC
Michael Gration
Sam King QC
Charlotte Baker

Practice Areas

International Children Law

In a case looking at the interplay between obligations of the state, under the 1980 Hague Convention and under immigration law the Convention and Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees.

This case notably looks at the apparent tension between the objective of the 1980 Hague

Convention to return a wrongfully removed or retained child to his home jurisdiction and the principle of the Convention and Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees, that refugees should not be refouled. This case also raised issues as to the rights of children in the context of such situations.

Read the full judgment here.