RE H (Abduction: retention in non-contracting state) (2019)
 EWCA Civ 672
Christopher Hames KC
Court of Appeal
A mother appealed against an order for the return of her child to Australia.
The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction 1980 applied to the retention in a non-Convention state of a child who was habitually resident in a Convention state. Although both removal and retention occurred on a specific occasion, that did not mean that they could not continue to be wrongful and within the scope of the Convention if they occurred in a non-Convention state.
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