Court opens way to divorces by Sharia? Hold on a minute…- UK Human Rights Blog

Posted February 4th, 2013 in arbitration, child abduction, consent orders, divorce, Judaism, news by tracey

“AI v MT [2013] EWHC 100 (Fam). The Times (amongst others) today deserves a spell on the legal naughty step. Its headline announces that a judge’s decision ‘opens way to divorces by Sharia’. One might expect therefore to find that the judgment giving rise to the headline – the decision of Baker J in the Family Court in AI v MT – was about Sharia law, or otherwise had something to do with it. In fact the judgment concerned a Jewish divorce under the auspices of the Beth Din, and had nothing to do with Sharia at all.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 1st February 2013

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Father of abducted Atiya must remain in jail, judge rules – The Guardian

Posted January 15th, 2013 in child abduction, detention, early release, news, sentencing by sally

“A man who abducted his young daughter, took her to Pakistan and refused to reveal her whereabouts for more three years should stay in jail, a judge has ruled.”

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The Guardian, 14th January 2013

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Judge delays ruling on brain tumour boy – The Independent

Posted December 10th, 2012 in cancer, child abduction, children, medical treatment, news, parental rights by sally

“New developments in Neon’s case lead judge to schedule return to court for later in the month.”

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The Independent, 9th December 2012

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Sally Roberts in court over son’s cancer treatment – BBC News

Posted December 7th, 2012 in cancer, child abduction, children, medical treatment, news by sally

“A mother who ran away with her seven-year-old son has been told he could die if he does not receive cancer treatment for his brain tumour.”

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BBC News, 7th December 2012

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Man who kidnapped and raped 15-year old school girl jailed – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 4th, 2012 in child abduction, firearms, rape, sentencing by sally

“A man who kidnapped and raped a 15-year old schoolgirl at gunpoint was jailed for life today.”

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Daily Telegraph, 4th December 2012

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The 1996 Hague Convention: The Fourth Dimension – Family Law Week

Posted December 3rd, 2012 in child abduction, EC law, human rights, news, parental responsibility, treaties by sally

“Eleri Jones barrister at 1 Garden Court, and Anne-Marie Hutchinson OBE and Richard Kwan both of Dawson Cornwell solicitors consider the impact of the 1996 Hague Convention in England and Wales.”

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Family Law Week, 30th November 2012

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Paedophile jailed indefinitely over abduction of boy aged 10 – The Guardian

Posted November 6th, 2012 in child abduction, news, recidivists, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

“A predatory paedophile whose ‘truly horrific’ abduction of a 10-year-old boy sparked mass street protests has been jailed indefinitely for public protection.”

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The Guardian, 5th November 2012

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Improving the protection of children across borders – Ministry of Justice

Posted November 2nd, 2012 in child abduction, fostering, guardianship, news, parental responsibility, treaties by sally

“Children from the UK will now have international protection if they move to another country outside the European Union. The 1996 Hague Convention will be in force from today meaning the public can be assured that countries which have opted in to the treaty will uphold and enforce a court order involving the protection of a child.”

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Ministry of Justice, 1st November 2012

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A v A – WLR Daily

Posted October 30th, 2012 in appeals, child abduction, children, law reports, residence orders by sally

A v A [2012] EWCA Civ 1396; [2012] WLR (D) 297

“Where children who had been born in England had been forcibly removed to another country and retained there by one parent against the wish of the other, that could not change the children’s place of habitual residence from England to the other country. However a child who had been born in a foreign country and had not set foot in England did not acquire on birth the habitual residence of his parents or custodial parent, even where at the time of his birth the mother was being forcibly detained in that country by the father.”

WLR Daily, 26th October 2012

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Does it matter what I think”? A comparison of the consideration of children’s views in Hague Convention cases and Children Act 1989 proceedings – Family Law Week

Posted October 26th, 2012 in care orders, child abduction, children, custody, news by tracey

“Radhika Handa, barrister, of Coram Chambers compares the court’s consideration of children’s wishes in Hague Convention and Children Act cases, in both private and public law.”

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Family Law Week, 26th October 2012

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Mothers lose out as expat parents fight for custody in foreign courts – The Guardian

Posted October 22nd, 2012 in child abduction, custody, foreign jurisdictions, news by sally

“Advisory service reports rise in cases where British couples split up after moving overseas, where UK judges have no say over who gets the children.”

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The Guardian, 19th October 2012

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Judge asks for help finding missing children abducted by mother – The Guardian

Posted October 18th, 2012 in child abduction, news, residence orders, setting aside by sally

“A nationwide search has been launched for four missing children after a high court judge said that they had been abducted by their mother.”

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The Guardian, 16th October 2012

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Warnings over abduction treaty – BBC News

“An international treaty designed to ensure the swift return of children abducted abroad by a parent needs to be implemented faster, researchers say.”

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BBC News, 22nd July 2012

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Social Media and the Voice of the Child in Hague Convention Cases – Family Law Week

Posted June 22nd, 2012 in child abduction, children, enforcement, internet, news by tracey

“Emma Pinder, Solicitor, of Spring Law considers a Hague Convention case which has attracted extensive attention in Australia and analyses the potential wider impact of the coverage, especially that within social media.”

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Family Law Week, 21st June 2012

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Child abductor handed new jail term – The Independent

Posted April 4th, 2012 in child abduction, news, sentencing by sally

“A former insurance salesman who abducted his daughter on her third birthday more than two years ago and refuses to reveal her whereabouts was today handed a fourth consecutive jail term by a High Court judge.”

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The Independent, 3rd April 2012

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Paedophile David Bryant jailed for 16 years – BBC News

Posted March 28th, 2012 in child abduction, child abuse, DNA, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

“A man who carried out sex attacks on four young girls in the 1980s and 1990s has been jailed for 16 years.”

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BBC News, 27th March 2012

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The Supreme Court’s judgment in In the Matter of S (A Child) – An Analysis – Family Law Week

Posted March 19th, 2012 in appeals, child abduction, custody, domestic violence, drug abuse, news by sally

“Jennifer Perrins of 1 King’s Bench Walk analyses the Supreme Court’s judgment in In the Matter of S (A Child).”

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Family Law Week, 19th March 2012

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In re S (A Child) (Abduction: Custody Appeal) – WLR Daily

Posted March 16th, 2012 in child abduction, law reports, mental health by tracey

In re S (A Child) (Abduction: Custody Appeal): [2012] UKSC 10;  [2012] WLR (D)  78

“A child should not be returned to his country of habitual residence if the court considered that his mother who had to accompany him would on return suffer such anxieties that their effect on her mental health would create an intolerable situation for the child. It did not matter whether the mother’s anxieties were reasonable or not.”

WLR Daily, 14th March 2012

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Regina v S(C) – WLR Daily

Posted March 2nd, 2012 in child abduction, child abuse, law reports, necessity by tracey

Regina v S(C): [2012] EWCA Crim 389;  [2012] WLR (D)  54

“Where the purpose of a legislative scheme was to ensure that a child could be subject to the protection of the court, there would be no defence of necessity available in respect of the offence of removing a child from the jurisdiction of England and Wales.”

WLR Daily, 29th February 2012

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Child Abduction within the United Kingdom – Association of Lawyers for Children

Posted March 2nd, 2012 in child abduction, news by tracey

“An analysis of the various provisions, the difficulties which are likely to be experienced by a litigant in person and, in the light of this, how the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill might now best be amended.”

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Association of Lawyers for Children, 27th February 2012

Source: www.alc.org.uk