Re J (Child Abduction: Consent: Grave risk of harm)

Children and young persons – Court proceedings. The mother removed the child of the parties' relationship from Texas where she had been living to the United Kingdom, without the father's permission. The father commenced proceedings under the Hague Convention on Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. The Family Division held that the child's removal from the State of Texas was unlawful. There was no sustainable basis on the evidence for establishing either, or indeed any, of the exceptions in the Convention to a mandatory return.

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