‘Mere age is not a reason for a joinder’ – Rocco joined as party to Hague Convention proceedings

By March 23, 2016January 29th, 2021For Business

There will only be a limited number of cases under the 1980 Hague Convention in which it is appropriate for the child to be joined as a party to the proceedings. For the reasons I have given above, I am satisfied that this case is one of that limited number. I have concluded that it is in Rocco’s best interests to be joined as a party to these proceedings and I so join him.

This case presents useful guidance in circumstances in which it may be appropriate for a child to be joined as a party to Hague Convention proceedings. A must for all international child abduction practitioners to read………

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