Re J (A Child: Brussels II Revised: Article 15: Practice and Procedure)

Family proceedings – Jurisdiction. The proceedings concerned an infant, J, who was born in the United Kingdom to Hungarian parents. During care proceedings, an issue arose as to jurisdiction. The Family Court ordered that a request under art 15 of Council Regulation (EC) 2201/2003 be made, requesting the Hungarian courts to accept jurisdiction. In so ordering, it held that J had a particular connection to Hungary, that the Hungarian courts were better placed to decide the issues for J and that it would be in J's best interests for the Hungarian courts to decide the issues as to her long-term future.

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