Abducted children could be stranded after Brexit

August 22, 2017 2 comments

child abduction

Children abducted abroad by alienated parents could be stranded if Britain and the EU cease judicial cooperation following the departure of the UK. In a newly published policy paper, the government sets out its hopes for cooperation between English and EU member state courts after Brexit, and outlines possible outcomes if negotiations end without an…

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Father’s rights breached by failure of Russian courts

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July 24, 2017 1 comment

children and divorce

I seem to be writing a series of posts concerning European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) cases in which the applicant complains of the failure of their (or other) national authorities to uphold their rights in connection with family-related issues. I have written several times about fathers who have complained about failures, or alleged failures,…

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Refugee status means boy cannot be returned to father

May 3, 2017 0 comments

child abduction

A now 11 year-old boy cannot be returned to his father in Pakistan becaue he and his mother have been granted asylum in the UK. The child in question, ‘A’, was born in Pakistan. Both his parents are also Pakistani nationals. They married in 2002 and A arrived nearly four years later. Eventually the father…

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Siblings should ‘fly back to Canada’

April 13, 2017 0 comments

family life

A brother and sister brought to Britain by their father should be returned to their mother in Canada, despite a complicated and acrimonious legal history. The English parents met in  1998 when the mother was still just 17. Their first child followed in 2002 and the second three years later. They eventually married in 2005….

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