GCMR, petitioner

Parent and child – International child abduction. Court of Session: Refusing a father's petition for an order for the return to Portugal of his ten-year-old daughter, who had been wrongfully removed to Scotland by her mother, the court concluded that the child's strongly held views, objecting to being returned, coupled with the length of time she had been settled in Scotland, led to those interests prevailing when balanced against the primary purpose of the Hague Convention on International Child Abduction, and the court therefore decided to exercise its discretion in favour of refusing to grant an order for the child's return to Portugal.

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