Smith v. Smith 2001 (3) SA 845

INCADAT legal file Hague parental abduction

The children, both boys, were 1 _ and 4 months at the date of their retention in South Africa. It was conceded at trial that they were habitually resident in […]

Re W. (A Child) [2004] EWCA Civ 1366

INCADAT legal file Hague parental abduction

Appeal dismissed; the removal was wrongful and none of the exceptions had been established to the standard required under the Convention, however, the return was subject to extensive and stringent […]

Secretary for Justice v. Abrahams, ex parte Brown

INCADAT legal file Hague parental abduction

Return ordered; although the children objected to a return there was evidence of external pressure and the court exercised its discretion to make a return order, finding that the appropriate […]

G v G [2021] UKSC 9

INCADAT legal file Hague parental abduction

The parents lived together in South Africa and had a child in 2012. The child had always been habitually resident in South Africa. The parents separated in 2014. The child […]

NF v. MC (17845/2012)

INCADAT legal file Hague parental abduction

The proceedings related to a child born in the United States of America on 10 May 2012 to an American father and South African mother. The parents had married in […]

Central Authority v MG 2010 JDR 1535 (GNP)

INCADAT legal file Hague parental abduction

The proceedings related to a child born on 23 November 2008 to unmarried parents. On 29 May 2009, the child was taken from the United Kingdom, her place of habitual […]