I (A Child), Re [2009] UKSC 10 (01 December 2009)

Contact application by mother - child resident in Pakistan - held that the court did not have jurisdiction - mother appealed - appeal allowed: the parties' right to "opt in" to the jurisdiction of an EU country which would not otherwise have jurisdiction to determine a child's future, contained in article 12 of Brussels II Revised, can apply to a child who is habitually resident outside the European Union, provided the criteria set out in article 12 had been satisfied.

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