Permission to remove children challenged-Irish Times 13th July 2011

AN IRISHWOMAN who had two children here by a Nigerian man has brought a High Court challenge aimed at overturning a District Court judge’s order allowing the man to bring the children permanently to Nigeria to live, against her wishes.

The relevant provisions of the Guardianship of Infants Act are unconstitutional if they allow the District Court to order the permanent removal of children to another jurisdiction without the continuing protection of the higher courts, she claims.
It is also claimed that, if the woman is not entitled to seek costs orders against district judges unless bad faith is established against them, that deprives her of an effective remedy, in breach of the European Convention on Human Rights Act 2003.
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