Canada Keeps Zimbabwean Boy in Canada over Father’s Petition

In a sad case of delayed justice, a Canadian judge has dismissed a Petition for return of a child who was kidnapped by his mother when he was five and taken to Canada, and hidden from his father by a fake name and papers.

A decade later, he was found and his father sought his return, but because the child is doing well in school and is settled, and “vehemently” did not want to return to Zimbabwe the court dismissed the petition.

This is the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction in action, protecting the best interests of the child, even in situations that seem filled with injustice all around.

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