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EM v BK [2021] EWHC 108 (Fam)

Date:4 FEB 2021
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(Family Division, Mostyn J, 22 January 2021)

Abduction – Hague Convention – Application for return of children to Italy – Father obtained a responsive order awarding him custody from Italian court – Comity

The father was granted a return order directing the return of the children to Italy.

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Neutral Citation Number: [2021] EWHC 108 (Fam)

Case No: FD20P00598



Royal Courts of Justice
Strand, London, WC2A 2LL

Date: 22 January 2021

Before :

Mr Justice Mostyn


Between :


- and –



Alistair Perkins (instructed by [a firm]) appeared for the applicant Michael Gration (instructed by Advocate) appeared pro bono for the respondent

Hearing dates: 21 and 22 January 2021


Approved Judgment


This judgment was delivered in private. The judge has given leave for this version of the judgment to be published on condition that (irrespective of what is contained in the judgment) in any published version of the judgment the anonymity of the children and members of their family must be strictly preserved. All persons, including representatives of the media, must ensure that this condition is strictly complied with. Failure to do so will be a contempt of court.

Judgment: EM v BK [2021] EWHC 108 (Fam)

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