NG v GA

Minor – Child abduction. The mother's application for an order to return the child (MA) to the jurisdiction of England and Wales from Ghana succeeded. The Family Division held that, applying settled law to the facts, it retained jurisdiction to make orders in relation to MA and that it was in his best interests for the court to order his return. It further held that, in circumstances where the case involved a non-Convention country, it was in MA's best interests to make him a ward of the court. In so ruling, the court considered the relevant principles concerning applications for an order for the summary return of a child to the jurisdiction of England and Wales from a non-Convention country.

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