R (A Child : Asylum And 1980 Hague Convention Application) (Rev1) (2022)
 EWCA Civ 188
Christopher Hames KC
Royal Courts of Justice
Cliona Papazian and Ralph Marnham represented the Respondent Mother in an application under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction 1980. The Father had applied for the son’s summary return to Ukraine, after he clandestinely travelled to the UK with his Mother. The son (through his Mother) applied for and was granted asylum in the UK. The court determined that the material relied on in the asylum application was likely to be relevant to the determination of the Convention application, and vice versa. In addition, the grant of asylum did not render the Convention proceedings without purpose; the application still had to be considered on its merits.
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