The Right to Family Life

Article 3(1) of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child 1989 (‘UNCRC’), states: ‘In all actions concerning children, whether undertaken by public or private social welfare institutions, courts of law, administrative authorities or legislative bodies, the best interests of the child shall be a primary consideration.’ As with all international conventions, the rights and duties in the Convention must be set out in domestic law in order to be legally binding in British courts. Section 55 of…

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