||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 79 (Nov)
|| EWHC 2219 (Fam)
||Family Division, Newcastle
||Sarah Woolrich (instructed by Dickinson Dees, Newcastle upon Tyne) for the father.
||Thomas Finch (instructed by Mortons, Sunderland) for the mother.
||28 October 2002
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).
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.
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