AT v SS

Minor – Removal outside jurisdiction. A mother had moved to England from the Netherlands with her child without the consent of the father or an order of the court. The Family Division allowed the father's application for summary return of the child. The mother had not made out a defence under art 13(b) of the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction as the child's separation from her and his temporary placement in foster care would not expose him to a grave risk of physical and psychological harm or otherwise place him in an intolerable situation upon his return having regard to the protective measures that could be put in place.

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