G v G - Supreme Court - 1980 Hague Convention/1951 Refugee Convention Case - Dr Chelvan instructed for intervener.

Author: S Chelvan
In: Article Published: Monday 25 January 2021


The UK Supreme Court is hearing the case of G v G, on the interplay and/or disparity in the UK's obligations where an asylum claim pursuant to the 1951 Refugee Convention has been made by an abducting Mother with her Child as a dependent, when there are subsequent  proceedings in the Family Court by the left-behind Father under the 1980 Hague Convention.

Dr S Chelvan, Head of Immigration and Public Law at 33 Bedford Row, led by Alex Verdan QC with Charlotte Baker of 4 Paper Buildings, are instructed by Janet Broadley of Goodman Ray Solcitors on behalf of one of the interveners Southall Black Sisters, who have filed written submissions.

The hearing commenced today Monday 25 January, and is expected to conclude on Wednesday 27 January 2021.  

The Court of Appeal judgment can be accessed here.

The link to the live hearing can be accessed here.