Supreme Court of the United Kingdom:  UKSC 70.
Judgment delivered: 25 November 2015.
Coram: Lady Hale, Lord Wilson, Lord Reed, Lord Hughes and Lord Toulson.
Catchwords: Children — Custody rights — Jurisdiction — Child born in United Kingdom to Moroccan parents — Child living in Morocco with mother after divorce and subject to order to reside there — Mother subsequently remarrying in the United Kingdom and bringing child from Morocco — Father unsuccessfully applying to Moroccan court for residential custody — Father six months later issuing proceedings in United Kingdom for child’s return — Whether proceedings governed by international Convention — Whether criterion of urgency satisfied — Convention on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, Recognition, Enforcement and Co-operation in Respect of Parental Responsibility and Measures for the Protection of Children (1996) (Cm 7727), art 11.
Held (5:0):Appeal allowed.