"Home" for a parent is not necessarily a child's place of habitual residence. Many parents don’t realise the legal implications of moving their child to a new country, meaning that parental child abduction can happen without much thought.
The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction is an agreement between a significant number of countries globally which helps return children to their country of habitual residence, so the courts in that country can make decisions about their welfare. You may still fall foul of the law even if you have or are considering taking your child from a non-convention country without the consent of the other parent.
Marisa Cullen, an associate in the Family Law team and an expert in international parental child abduction at Morton Fraser can discuss the legal implications parents considering taking their children "home" could face and the measures that can be taken to ensure you do not commit parental child abduction.