Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 50 (Jul)
Neutral Citation: [2002] EWCA Civ 908
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division

Ward, Sedley and Dyson LJJ

Representation Charles Howard QC and Marcus Scott-Manderson (instructed by Dawson Cornwell) for the mother.
  Henry Setright QC and Anita Guha (instructed by Mishcon de Reya) for the father.
Judgment Dates: 3 July 2002


Child - Abduction - Removal from jurisdiction - Mother removing child from Israel to United Kingdom - Mother alleging grave risk that child's return to Israel would expose child to physical and psychological harm and would otherwise place child in intolerable situation - Judge ordering mother to return child to Israel - Whether judge in error - Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction 1980, art 13(b).

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