Judge decides that Jewish girl could be baptised – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted August 6th, 2012 in children, Christianity, divorce, Judaism, judiciary, jurisdiction, news, parental rights by sally

“Judges have to get involved in disputes on divorce, of which the current case is an exquisitely difficult example. Its facts are very simple. C was 10. Her parents and grandparents are Jewish. Her father is a Christian convert, and C wanted to be baptised. Her mother did not want this. She said father had brainwashed C, and it was premature. Mother went to court to stop any baptism proceeding until C was 16. The Court could not simply wash its hands of the case; that would encourage self-help taken by one or other parent, to the lasting resentment of the other.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 4th August 2012

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