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G v G [2021] UKSC 9

Date:5 APR 2021
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Law Reporter

(Supreme Court, Lords Lloyd-Jones, Hamblen, Leggatt, Burrows, Stephens, 19 March 2021)

Abduction – Asylum – Hague Convention 1980 proceedings for a return order – Pending asylum application by mother with child listed as a dependent – Whether Hague Convention proceedings could continue while asylum application undetermined

The Supreme Court allowed the mother’s appeal and held that the child could not be returned to South Africa under the Hague Convention 1980 while the asylum application was undetermined.  

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THE COURT ORDERED that no one shall publish or reveal the name or address of the child who is the subject of these proceedings or publish or reveal any information which would be likely to lead to the identification of the child or of any member of her family in connection with these proceedings.

Hilary Term
[2021] UKSC 9
On appeal from: [2020] EWCA Civ 1185


G (Appellant) v G (Respondent)


Lord Lloyd-Jones
Lord Hamblen
Lord Leggatt
Lord Burrows
Lord Stephens


19 March 2021

Heard on 25, 26 and 27 January 2021


Judgment: G v G [2021] UKSC 9



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