Russian court rules ‘abducted’ children to return to UK

A Moscow City Court ruled that 7 year old Daniel and 5 year old Jonathan had been illegally kept in Russia in breach of a UK High Court order. Rachael Neustadt won the landmark ruling to get her children back from Russia after they were taken on holiday in December by their Father but never returned.

The case is the first to successfully use the 1996 Hague Convention on child abduction in England and Russia, which Russia ratified in June and the UK signed last year.

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