‘This debate will discuss questions such as:
Is there an increasing number of legal claims being brought against the MoD under human rights law?
Does the application of civilian norms to military conduct lead to a surge in claims?
Should rules of engagement be subject to the same laws as those applied to civilians in non-conflict situations?
Is there an appropriate balance between legal protections of those whose human rights have been violated and protecting the public?’
Date: 5th May 2015, 6.00-8.45pm
Location: The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1PL
More information can be found here.
‘Where a child is conceived with donor sperm, parentage is normally determined under the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008. S.33 provides that the woman who bears the child will be the mother, regardless of whether the egg was hers or came from a donor. If she is married or in a civil partnership, her spouse or civil partner will be the other parent, unless it is shown that the spouse or civil partner did not consent to the treatment – s.35 and s.42. Otherwise, ss.36 and 37 provide that a man (who will normally be the mother’s partner) will be the child’s father if:
(i) the treatment is provided by a clinic in the UK under a licence from the HFE Authority; and
(ii) both parties give written notice to the clinic consenting to such parentage.’
Tanfield Chambers, 20th February 2015