Re NY (a child) (1980 Hague Abduction Convention: inherent jurisdiction)

Family proceedings – Child abduction. The father's application for the return of the parties' child to the State of Israel was granted under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction 1980. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, dismissing the mother's appeal, held that whilst there had been no jurisdiction under the 1980 Convention, because the mother's retention of the child in England had not fallen within its scope, the judge had been entitled to make an alternative decision under the court's inherent jurisdiction.

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