H v K and others

Minor – Custody. The Family Court ordered the summary return of two children to their jurisdiction of habitual residence, the United States, in circumstances where the mother had abducted them from that jurisdiction. There were advantages to the children's welfare being determined in the jurisdiction of their habitual residence within court proceedings that had already been constituted and engaged in the issue of welfare. Further, it was only by returning the children that could ensure the continuation of each child's relationship with their father.

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