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Evaluating the views of abducted children: trends in appellate case-law [2008] CFLQ 230

Date:16 SEP 2011

The summary nature of child abduction proceedings and the desire to give effect to the goal of prompt return has often led to limited consideration and importance being afforded to the views of the children involved. The established position is now subject to reappraisal as a result of Brussels II Revised and case-law of the House of Lords. The impact of these developments is considered against a detailed review of the Court of Appeal's recent interpretation of Article 13(2) of the Hague Convention.



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