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Protecting British Citizens Abroad

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This week the case of Amina Al-Jeffery has hit the headlines. Amina is a 21-year old British citizen with joint Saudi Arabian nationality who is currently in Saudi Arabia, and there is evidence that her father is holding her there against her will. On the basis of that evidence, the courts in this country have made an order that she should be permitted to return here. There are clear echoes of cases under the Hague Convention ordering the safe return of abducted children, but of course Amina is an adult. The whole process has raised interesting issues about how far…

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