Judge agrees to judicial review of ‘cab rank’ rule for unexplained deaths – The Guardian

Posted February 5th, 2018 in burials and cremation, complaints, coroners, Islam, Judaism, news by sally

‘A high court judge has granted an application for a judicial review of a senior coroner’s “cab rank” policy in dealing with unexpected deaths, saying it raises issues of importance to Jewish and Muslim communities.’

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The Guardian, 2nd February 2018

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Antisemitic hate crimes hit record high as violent assaults increase by more than a third in a year – The Independent

Posted February 1st, 2018 in hate crime, Judaism, news, statistics by tracey

‘Antisemitic hate crimes in the UK have hit a record high, new figures show, prompting calls for more “visible and frequent” prosecutions for such incidents. The Jewish community was targeted at a rate of nearly four times a day last year, according to statistics from the Community Security Trust (CST), a charity that monitors antisemitism, which recorded 1,382 antisemitic incidents nationwide in 2017.’

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The Independent, 31st January 2018

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Pragmatism versus Principle – Transparency Project

Posted January 31st, 2018 in contact orders, human rights, Judaism, news, transsexuals by sally

‘We wrote back in January last year about a case where Mr Justice Peter Jackson (now in the Court of Appeal) had ruled against direct contact between children raised in an ultra-orthodox (Charedi) Jewish community and their transgender father, in essence because in light of the likely community ramifications it would not be in their best interests. You can read our original post here : Transgender v ultra-Orthodox Jewish community?’

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Transparency Project, 30th January 2018

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Exploring options over contact applications from transgender parents (Re M (Children) – Family Law

Posted January 15th, 2018 in appeals, contact orders, human rights, Judaism, news, transsexuals by tracey

‘Family analysis: How should the court manage the impact of discriminatory behaviour on a child when evaluating welfare? Lyndsey Sambrooks-Wright, a barrister at 2 Dr Johnson’s Buildings, discusses the Court of Appeal’s decision in Re M (Children).’

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Family Law, 12th January 2018

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Unregistered Jewish schools prompt call for new laws – BBC News

Posted January 8th, 2018 in education, Judaism, news, reports, school children by sally

‘The government must act to help up to 1,500 ultra Orthodox Jewish boys going to unregistered schools in the London borough of Hackney, says a report.’

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BBC News, 5th January 2018

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Court of Appeal Overturns Decision Denying Trans Parent Contact With Children – Rights Info

Posted January 4th, 2018 in appeals, contact orders, human rights, Judaism, news, parental rights, transsexuals by sally

‘An ultra-Orthodox Jew who left her community to start a new life as a woman has been allowed an appeal by The Court of Appeal. This overturned an earlier ruling that she should have no direct contact with her five children.’

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Rights Info, 2nd January 2018

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Transgender Jewish woman wins review of child contact case – The Guardian

Posted December 21st, 2017 in appeals, contact orders, human rights, Judaism, news, transsexuals by tracey

‘An ultra-Orthodox Jew who left her community to start a new life as a woman has won the right to have her case reviewed in the high court after an earlier ruling that she should have no direct contact with her five children. The court of appeal has decided to refer back the case of the woman, known in court as J, who has not seen her children since leaving the tight-knit Haredi community in Manchester in 2015.’

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The Guardian, 20th December 2017

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The process for Jewish and Muslim women seeking a divorce – Family Law

Posted December 12th, 2017 in dispute resolution, divorce, islamic law, Judaism, news by sally

‘The Islamic Sharia Council and the Jewish Beth Din provide private, faith-related dispute resolution in a non-legal setting.’

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Family Law, 11th December 2017

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Jewish teacher wins tribunal after she was sacked for living with her boyfriend – Daily Telegraph

‘A Jewish teacher has won a tribunal after she was sacked for living with her boyfriend outside of wedlock.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th December 2017

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Court hears transgender woman’s appeal over access to her Jewish children – The Guardian

Posted November 16th, 2017 in appeals, children, contact orders, Judaism, news, transsexuals by tracey

‘A parent who left a tight-knit ultra-Orthodox Jewish community to embark on a new life as a woman has taken her battle to be allowed access to her five children to the court of appeal.’

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The Guardian, 15th November 2017

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Man who shouted anti-semitic abuse at Jewish worshippers has sentence increased – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted October 5th, 2017 in appeals, hate crime, Judaism, news, religiously aggravated offences, sentencing by tracey

‘A man who shouted antisemitic abuse at Jews on their way to morning prayers has been sentenced to a 12 month community order with 200 unpaid hours of work.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 29th September 2017

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Police and prosecutors ‘failing to protect British Jews from hate crime’, new data suggests – The Independent

‘Police and prosecutors have been accused of betraying British Jews by failing to crack down on anti-Semitic crime. New research suggests suspected hate offences targeting Jewish victims surged for the third consecutive year in 2016, reaching the worst level on record.’

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The Independent, 15th July 2017

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Law Pod UK Episode 5: Further ruling on NI abortion rights, Charlie Gard, and transgender in Ultra-Orthodox Jewish community – 1 COR

‘Sarah Jane Ewart and Rosalind English discuss the latest developments in access to abortion for Northern Irish women, the lessons to be learned from the Charlie Gard case, and the difficult decision that the courts had to reach when considering the best interests of children in an Ultra-Orthodox Jewish family, where the father had left the community as a transgender person.’

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Law Pod UK, 6th July 2017

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Transgender father to appeal for greater contact with ultra orthodox children – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted June 29th, 2017 in appeals, children, human rights, Judaism, news, parental rights, transsexuals by sally

‘The Court of Appeal has granted permission to the father to appeal against the decision of the High Court earlier this year. Briefly, Peter Jackson J denied a father, who now lives as a transgender person, direct contact with his five children who live with their mother in the heart of a Charedi community of ultra-orthodox Jews.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 27th June 2017

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Parental Disputes, Religious Differences and the Welfare of the Children – Family Law Week

Posted June 2nd, 2017 in children, education, families, Judaism, news, transsexuals by sally

‘Alex Verdan QC, Sam King and Ruth Kirby, all of 4 Paper Buildings, consider recent judgments in cases involving parental disputes resulting from one parent deciding to depart life in an Hassidic community.’

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Family Law Week, 30th May 2017

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Far-right activist decision to be re-examined by CPS – BBC News

‘A decision not to prosecute a far-right activist with links to Nazi sympathisers is to be re-examined, the Crown Prosecution Service has said.’

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BBC News, 8th March 2017

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Children: Private Law Update (February 2017) – Family Law Week

‘Alex Verdan QC of 4 Paper Buildings reviews recent important judgments in private law children cases.’

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Family Law Week, 28th February 2017

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Family Court proceedings: gender reassignment and ultra-orthodox Judaism – Cloisters

Posted February 22nd, 2017 in contact orders, equality, family courts, human rights, Judaism, news, transsexuals by sally

‘Claire McCann, an expert on trans equality, analyses the competing arguments in the Family Court’s recent assessment of the children’s “best interests” in the unusual context of a transgender parent and the Charedi Jewish community in North Manchester.’

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Cloisters, 1st February 2017

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Anti-Semitic hate crime at record high, says UK charity – BBC News

Posted February 3rd, 2017 in hate crime, Judaism, news, statistics by sally

‘Hate crime against Jewish people in the UK increased by more than a third last year, with recorded incidents now at record levels, charity figures suggest.’

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BBC News, 2nd February 2017

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Reports of antisemitic incidents increase to record levels in UK – The Guardian

Posted February 2nd, 2017 in harassment, hate crime, Judaism, news, religious discrimination by tracey

‘The number of antisemitic incidents in the UK rose by more than a third to record levels in 2016, according to data released by the Community Security Trust.’

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The Guardian, 2nd February 2017

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