Simplifying the law of kidnapping and child abduction

By: Juliet
On: Thursday, 20 November, 2014

See also, Revisiting child abduction: solving the problems in Nicolaou and Kayani, an exclusive article written by the Law Commission.

The law relating to kidnapping, false imprisonment and child
abduction is due for reform, according to the Law Commission.

In a report published today, Simplification of Criminal Law: Kidnapping and Related Offences (Law Com No 355), the Commission is recommending
reforms that will clarify the offences of kidnapping and false imprisonment, and
allow for the prosecution of parents who keep their children overseas in
contravention of a court order or without permission of the other parent or

Kidnapping and false imprisonment

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Source: Family Law News