Re A and B (Children) (Brussels II Revised: Article 15)

Family proceedings – Jurisdiction. Since April 2014, two Czech children had been subject to care proceedings in the United Kingdom. The issue before the Family Court was whether to request the appropriate district court in the Czech Republic to assume jurisdiction in relation to the children. Having considered art 15(1) of Council Regulation (EC) 2201/2003 (concerning jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in matrimonial matters and the matters of parental responsibility), the Family Court concluded that the children had a particular connection with the Czech Republic, that the district court in the Czech Republic would be better placed to hear the case and that the transfer was in the best interests of the children.

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