Court/Judicial body: ‘The interpretation by the Family Court of Section 9 of the Adoption of Children Ordinance 1965 was wrong because that section is inconsistent with Article 3 of the Constitution of Nauru and is contrary to the spirit of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.’
CRIN comments:CRIN believes this decision is consistent with the CRC in that the best interests of the child should be a primary consideration in all proceedings concerning them. As recognised by the Court and Article 21 of the Convention, this is especially important in adoption proceedings.
Citation:In re Lorna Gleeson  NRSC 8; Miscellaneous Cause No 4 of 2006 (15 December 2006).
Link to full judgement: http://www.paclii.org/nr/cases/NRSC/2006/8.html