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  • BH & Anor v The Lord Advocate & Anor Court: Scottish High Court of Judiciary Date: July 2011 Case regarding the relevance of the best interests of the child when making a decision as to whether to extradite the parents. Read more
  • A v P Court: High Court Date: July 2011 Case regarding the legal status of an international surrogacy arrangement and whether the court could make a parental order in favour of a deceased father; consideration given to the welfare of the child and the rights to identity and a relationship with parents.
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  • Re E (Children) (Abduction: Custody Appeal Court: Supreme Court Date: June 2011 Decision regarding the principles to be applied to a return order in abduction cases, with consideration of the exceptions to a child’s return, a child’s best interests and the sufficiency of protective measures to reduce the risk of harm.
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  • R on the application of E and Ors v the DPP Court: High Court Date: June 2011 Case regarding whether it was in the child’s best interests to prosecute and the adequacy and lawfulness of the Director of Public Prosecution’s policy in cases where a child is both defendant and victim. Read more
  • ETK v News Group Newspapers Ltd Court: Court of Appeal Date: April 2011 Case regarding the merit of an interim injunction to prevent publication of details of an adulterous relationship; consideration of the right to privacy and the weight to be given to the interests and rights of a child likely to be affected by a publication.
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  • ZH (Tanzania) v Secretary of State for the Home Department Court: Supreme Court Date: February 2011 Case regarding the deportation of a mother and the potential relocation of her British citizen children, with particular focus on the factors relevant to assessing the children’s best interests. Read more
  • BJ and Proudfoot , Children’s Reporter for Stirling & Anor Court: Scottish Court of Session Date: October 2010 Case regarding the right to liberty and right to a fair trial of a child in detention.
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  • R (on the application of TS) v Secretary of State for the Home Department Court: High Court Date: October 2010 Case regarding a child's asylum application and the Secretary of State's duty to safeguard and promote the best interests of the child as a primary consideration. Read more
  • MXL & Ors v Secretary of State for the Home Department Court: High Court Date: September 2010 Case regarding the lawfulness of a mother’s continued detention pending a deportation review and specifically whether primary consideration had been given to the children’s best interests.
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  • LD (Article 8 best interests of child) Zimbabwe Court: Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) Date: August 2010 Case regarding a father’s application for indefinite leave to remain in the UK, with consideration of the right to family life and the need to consider the best interests of the child as a primary consideration in immigration cases. Read more