This case demonstrates the careful balancing exercise that needs to be undertaken when looking at the child's welfare. Cases like this are more common as a result of separated parents wanting to move country to be with family or for work opportunities.
A woman who claims her five-year-old daughter will be better off living in a Pakistan city where Taliban gunmen killed 130 children at a school than in Southampton has won a family court fight. The 40-year-old, who comes from Pakistan, had asked a judge to allow her to take the girl from their home in the Hampshire city and move to Peshawar, where her family have lived for many years. Her ex-husband, who is also from Pakistan, had objected. He said his daughter would not be safe in Peshawar and he listed "terrorist bombs and attacks" that had occurred in the area. But Mr Justice Baker has ruled in favour of the woman after analysing the case at a family court hearing in London.