Victor Dami Egeneonu v Ijeoma Nkem Egeneonu (2018)

[2018] EWCA Civ 2565



Dermot Main Thompson


Court of Appeal

Practice Areas

International Children Law

A sentence of seven months’ imprisonment for six contempts of court was appropriate for persistent breaches of court orders in proceedings seeking to return abducted children to their mother. The mitigating factors that the contemnor had made admissions and attempted to assist in securing the children’s return had been taken into account; the effect on the contemnor’s own family had properly been given little weight.

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