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International Family Law

The leading authority on international family law

21 MAY 2012

The habitual residence of children in child abduction cases

Richard Harrison QC & Jennifer Perrins

1 King's Bench Walk
Temple, London EC4Y 7DB

16 April 2012

‘the best law remains simple law'

Wilson LJ in Re P-J (Abduction: Habitual Residence: Consent)

Introduction

The concept of habitual residence lies at the heart of international family law. Practitioners involved in children disputes with issues of jurisdiction need first to consider where the child concerned is habitually resident; in cases involving the abduction of a child they need to consider where the child was habitually resident before the abduction took place.

 

 

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