Woman jailed for using six-year-old girl to burgle – The Independent

Posted January 24th, 2012 in burglary, child abduction, children, news by sally

“A woman who duped a six-year-old girl into breaking into a house and stealing a laptop was jailed yesterday for 20 months.”

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The Independent, 24th January 2012

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Regina v Kayani; Regina v Solliman – WLR Daily

Posted December 15th, 2011 in appeals, child abduction, kidnapping, law reports, sentencing by sally

Regina v Kayani; Regina v Solliman [2011] EWCA Crim 2871; [2011] WLR (D) 364

“Where a child had been abducted by a parent it no longer necessarily followed that for policy reasons a charge of kidnapping had always to be deemed inappropriate.”

WLR Daily, 13th December 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

S v C: Re E Revisited – Family Law Week

Posted December 14th, 2011 in appeals, child abduction, news by sally

Jennifer Perrins, barrister, of 1 King’s Bench Walk, considers the Court of Appeal’s judgment in S v C, the first appeal concerning an Article 13b ‘defence’ under the Hague Convention following the Supreme Court’s decision in Re E (Children) (Abduction: Custody Appeal).

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Family Law Week, 7th December 2011

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Parents who abduct children should face longer in prison, says top judge – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 14th, 2011 in child abduction, kidnapping, news, sentencing by sally

“Parents who abduct their own children could face life sentences because of the ‘unspeakable cruelty’ they cause, the country’s most senior judge said yesterday.”

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Daily Telegraph, 13th December 2011

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Pastor to be extradited to Kenya accused of stealing babies – The Guardian

“A self-styled evangelical archbishop who claimed he could deliver ‘miracle babies’ to infertile women in Britain is to be extradited to his home country of Kenya to face accusations of child abduction.”

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The Guardian, 21st September 2011

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In re W (A Child) (Abduction: Contempt) – WLR Daily

Posted August 23rd, 2011 in appeals, child abduction, contempt of court, detention, law reports by sally

In re W (A Child) (Abduction: Contempt) [2011] WLR (D) 277

“Where a father repeatedly flouted court orders that he disclose the whereabouts of his child, who had been abducted and was believed to be abroad, it was open to the court to impose repeated terms of imprisonment for contempt the cumulative duration of which ostensibly exceeded the two-year term identified in section 14(1) of the Contempt of Court Act 1981.”

WLR Daily, 17th August 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

English courts will continue to send home children brought here wrongfully – The Guardian

Posted June 17th, 2011 in child abduction, news by sally

“The UK takes seriously its obligations under the Hague convention dealing with parents who abduct their children.”

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The Guardian, 17th June 2011

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In re E (Children)(Abduction: Custody Rights) – WLR Daily

Posted June 15th, 2011 in child abduction, custody, human rights, law reports by sally

In re E (Children)(Abduction: Custody Rights) [2011] UKSC 27; [2011] WLR (D) 191

“The application of article 13b of the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (1980) required that the best interests of the child concerned was a primary consideration for the court requested to return an abducted child and, consequently, there was no conflict between the Hague Convention and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and no obvious conflict with the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.”

WLR Daily, 10th June 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Girl persuades judge not to send her back to Canada as Middlesbrough is ‘more exciting’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 24th, 2010 in appeals, child abduction, children, family courts, news by sally

“The schoolgirl who was ‘abducted’ from her father’s home in Canada by her English mother won the right not to return after telling judges: “I never, never in my whole life want to go back there. The 13-year-old made clear her determination to stay in the Teesside town when Lord Justice Thorpe and Lady Justice Smith took the unique step of holding a private interview with her halfway through a hearing at London’s Civil Appeal Court.”

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Daily Telegraph, 24th September 2010

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Shannon Matthews serious case review clears social workers – The Guardian

Posted June 16th, 2010 in child abduction, news, reports, social services by sally

“Social workers could not have foreseen the abduction of Shannon Matthews by her mother, a serious case review has concluded.”

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The Guardian, 16th June 2010

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In re A (Children) (Abduction: Interim Powers) – WLR Daily

Posted June 3rd, 2010 in child abduction, housing, law reports, local government by sally

In re A (Children) (Abduction: Interim Powers) [2010] EWCA Civ 586; [2010] WLR (D) 139

“S 5 of the Child Abduction and Custody Act 1985 permitted a court to give directions to a local authority to provide accommodation for the abductor and abducted children.”

WLR Daily, 28th May 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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Cardiff man jailed for stealing car with baby inside – BBC News

Posted May 10th, 2010 in child abduction, news, road traffic offences, sentencing, theft by sally

“A man who stole a car without realising a one-year-old girl was asleep in the back has been jailed for 34 months.”

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BBC News, 7th May 2010

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Court backs extradition of mother to US on abduction charge – The Guardian

Posted April 21st, 2010 in child abduction, extradition, news, obtaining property by deception by sally

“High court judges have backed demands by the home secretary and the US authorities to extradite a seriously ill woman to stand trial in America on charges of abducting her daughter 12 years ago.”

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The Guardian, 21st April 2010

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Legal first as girl, 5, consulted in ‘tug-of-love’ court case – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 16th, 2010 in child abduction, children, custody, divorce, family courts, news by sally

“A five-year-old girl involved in a ‘tug-of-love’ case has made legal history after being consulted by a court about which parent she wants to live with.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th April 2010

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Ex-carer jailed over child abduction – The Independent

Posted January 30th, 2010 in child abduction, news, sentencing by sally

“A former foster carer who hid a vulnerable boy in a hollowed-out washing machine so he could evade police was jailed for 33 months today after being found guilty of child abduction.”

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The Independent, 29th January 2010

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Teenage attacker behind bars after second child rape – The Independent

Posted November 12th, 2009 in child abduction, child abuse, news, rape, sentencing by sally

“A teenage sex attacker who raped a five-year-old boy days after being spared a custodial sentence for a previous attack was locked up for almost three years today.”

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The Independent, 11th November 2009

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In re P-J (Children) (Abduction: Consent) – Times Law Reports

Posted August 6th, 2009 in child abduction, consent, law reports by sally

In re P-J (Children) (Abduction: Consent)

Court of Appeal

“Consent to the removal of a child from one jurisdiction to another had to be real and subsist at the time of the removal.”

The Times, 6th August 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

In re P-J (Children) (Abduction: Consent) – WLR daily

Posted June 25th, 2009 in child abduction, consent, law reports by sally

In re P-J (Children) (Abduction: Consent) [2009] EWCA Civ 588; [2009] WLR (D) 207

“Effective ‘consent’ to the removal of a child from the jurisdiction of the state of its habitual residence could in principle be given in advance by an eligible person. However, for reliance to be placed on the terms of art 13(a) of the Hague Convention, whereby a requested state was not bound to order the return of such a child if the person having care of the person of the child had ‘consented to or subsequently acquiesced in’ the removal, the consent had to subsist at the time when the child was in fact removed.”

WLR Daily, 23rd June 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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Gay father hunts for lesbian mother who vanished with son – The Times

Posted December 18th, 2008 in anonymity, child abduction, news by sally

“A gay father whose son was ‘snatched’ away by his lesbian mother during family court proceedings was finally able to appeal publicly for his safe return yesterday after restrictions on identifying the parties was lifted.”

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The Times, 18th December 2008

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Times wins ruling over secrecy of family court – The Times

Posted July 22nd, 2008 in anonymity, child abduction, family courts, news by sally

“Details of private family court proceedings that led to a mother fleeing the country with her son after he was placed in foster care have been disclosed after legal action by The Times.”

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The Times, 22nd July 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk