Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 79 (Nov)
Neutral Citation: [2002] EWHC 2219 (Fam)
Court: Family Division, Newcastle
Judge:

Munby J

Representation Sarah Woolrich (instructed by Dickinson Dees, Newcastle upon Tyne) for the father.
  Thomas Finch (instructed by Mortons, Sunderland) for the mother.
Judgment Dates: 28 October 2002

Catchwords

Children - Child abduction - Rights of unmarried fathers - Rights of custody - Declaration of wrongful removal - Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction 1980, arts 3(a), 5(a).

The Case

An unmarried father without parental responsibility who merely had contact, however extensive, did not have rights of custody within the meaning of arts3(a) and 5(a) of the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction 1980.

Practice Areas

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