Coercive control: The women killed by abusive partners – BBC News

‘A new study, seen exclusively by BBC News, reveals the extent of coercive and controlling behaviour in cases where victims are killed by their current or ex-partners. Experts say organisations, including the police, NHS and social services, need to better understand the problem and intervene in abusive relationships earlier.’

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BBC News, 27th September 2022

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Ryan Giggs trial: Jury discharged after failing to reach verdicts – BBC News

‘The jury in the trial of former Manchester United player Ryan Giggs has been discharged after failing to reach verdicts on any of the charges.’

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BBC News, 31st August 2022

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Eileen Barrott death: Life sentence for husband who killed wife – BBC News

‘A man who killed his wife in a “final act of control” and then went on the run has been jailed for life.’

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BBC News, 8th August 2022

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‘Controlling’ Leeds man who killed wife jailed for at least 21 years – The Guardian

‘A “coercive and controlling” husband who murdered his wife when he realised she was trying to break free from what was a toxic relationship has been jailed for at least 21 years.’

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The Guardian, 8th August 2022

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Retired farmer jailed for at least 18 years for murdering wife in 1982 – The Guardian

‘An 89-year-old retired pig farmer who tried to blame the serial killer Fred West for the disappearance of his wife in 1982 has been jailed for a minimum of 18 years after being found guilty of murdering her and dumping her body in a septic tank.’

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The Guardian, 20th July 2022

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New guidance will ensure all forms of domestic abuse are recognised – Family Law

‘New statutory guidance on identifying and responding to domestic abuse and its impact on victims has been published on 8 July 2022, by the Home Office.’

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Family Law, 14th July 2022

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Millions in UK do not know the meaning of coercive control – The Independent

Posted July 6th, 2022 in coercive & controlling behaviour, domestic violence, news by sally

‘Millions in the UK have no understanding of the meaning of coercive control despite the fact the offence is illegal, according to a new study.’

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The Independent, 5th July 2022

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British Gymnastics braces for publication of damning report on abuse – The Guardian

‘British Gymnastics is bracing itself for a damning 300-page report into its abuse scandal. The document is expected to strongly criticise the governing body’s previous leadership when it is published on Thursday afternoon.’

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The Guardian, 15th June 2022

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Barring orders – strengthened guidance on section 91(14) to stop repeated applications – Transparency Project

‘Parents who live under the shadow of constant threats by ex-partners of being taken back to court, with repeated applications about their children, will now get more protection from this happening.“Barring orders” is the name commonly given to orders the Family Court can make to stop future unnecessary applications being made, where it appears it’s likely a party is going to try to keep returning to court in a way that will harass and disturb the other party.’

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Transparency Project, 7th June 2022

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Abusers face up to five years in jail with new non-fatal strangulation offence – The Independent

‘A new offence of non-fatal strangulation has come into force, meaning abusers will now face up to five years behind bars.’

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The Independent, 6th June 2022

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Agent’s abused former partner in legal action against MI5 – BBC News

‘A woman who was terrorised and abused by an MI5 agent is taking legal action against the security service.’

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BBC News, 21st May 2022

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Withholding religious divorce controlling and coercive behaviour: Moher – Law & Religion UK

‘In 2021, the UK Parliament passed amendments to the Domestic Abuse Bill and the Serious Crime Act which stipulated that withholding a Get can constitute a violation of those laws. The draft statutory guidance under the Domestic Abuse Act 2021 recognised that withholding a religious divorce both by Muslim and Jewish husbands may constitute controlling or coercive behaviour and a form of spiritual abuse which could lead the husband to be imprisoned. This development was in reaction to various calls for action to tackle the issue of ‘chained wives’ in religious communities.’

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Law & Religion UK, 17th May 2022

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Withholding religious divorce controlling and coercive behaviour: Moher – Law & Religion UK

Posted May 17th, 2022 in coercive & controlling behaviour, divorce, islamic law, Judaism, news by tracey

‘In a guest post, Fouzia Azzouz, of Bristol University’s School of Sociology, Politics, and International Studies, looks at the law around a husband’s refusal to grant his wife a religious divorce.’

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Law & Religion UK, 17th May 2022

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BBC blocked from naming alleged MI5 informant accused of abusing women – The Guardian

‘The BBC has been banned from identifying a “dangerous extremist and misogynist” who is allegedly an MI5 informant, after a high court judge granted an injunction.’

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The Guardian, 7th April 2022

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Reproductive coercion and control in contact cases in the family courts – Law Pod UK

‘Clare Ciborowska and Richard Ager, both family law experts from the Brighton Annexe of 1 Crown Office Row, talk about the difficult subject of reproductive coercion where such allegations arise in child contact cases. Presented by Rosalind English.’

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Law Pod UK, 7th April 2022

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High Court to rule on bid for injunction to block BBC story over ‘MI5 informant’ – The Independent

‘The High Court is due to give a ruling on whether the BBC can identify a “dangerous extremist and misogynist” who is allegedly an MI5 informant.’

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The Independent, 6th April 2022

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Salford man jailed after refusing to grant his wife Jewish religious divorce – The Guardian

‘The owner of a property company has been jailed for 18 months for controlling or coercive behaviour after refusing to grant his wife a religious divorce.’

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The Guardian, 1st April 2022

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Dubai ruler to have no direct contact with two children after UK court battle – The Guardian

‘The ruler of Dubai will have no face-to-face contact with his two children from his marriage to Princess Haya nor any substantive say in their upbringing, after a long-running court battle between the former couple and a series of damning judgments about his “abusive behaviour”.’

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The Guardian, 24th March 2022

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Former boyfriend who kidnapped Angel Lynn has sentence increased – The Guardian

‘The former boyfriend of a woman who was left with catastrophic brain injuries when she fell out of a van he had bundled her into has had his prison sentence increased.’

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The Guardian, 23rd March 2022

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Suicide by domestic violence: call to count the hidden toll of women’s lives – The Guardian

‘Hundreds of suicides a year could be linked to abuse at home. Experts want to collect better data to bring about real change.’

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The Guardian, 27th February 2022

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