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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Transgender woman denied contact with her ultra-Orthodox Jewish children – The Guardian

Posted January 31st, 2017 in contact orders, equality, freedom of expression, Judaism, news, transsexuals by sally

‘A transgender woman has been denied direct contact with her five children on the basis they would be shunned by their ultra-Orthodox Jewish community if she were allowed to meet them.’

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The Guardian, 30th January 2017

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UK adopts antisemitism definition to combat hate crime against Jews – The Guardian

Posted December 12th, 2016 in hate crime, Israel, Judaism, news, racism by sally

‘The government is to formally adopt a definition of what constitutes antisemitism, which includes over-sweeping condemnation of Israel, with Theresa May saying the measure will help efforts to combat hate crime against Jews.’

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The Guardian, 12th December 2016

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MoJ told to comply with jailed drug baron’s kosher food FoI demands – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted September 30th, 2016 in food, freedom of information, Judaism, Ministry of Justice, news, prisons by tracey

‘A man jailed for 25 years for his role in a drug-smuggling plot has scored a victory over the Ministry of Justice, which has been told it failed to carry out ‘reasonable research’ about imports of kosher food into prisons.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 28th September 2016

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Councils defeat judicial review challenge to motions on Israeli settlements – Local Government Lawyer

‘Three councils have successfully defended a High Court judicial review challenge brought by Jewish Human Rights Watch (JHRW) over motions passed in relation to the authorities’ business dealings and Israeli settlements.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 28th June 2016

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Jewish student awarded four-figure payment after anti-Semitism complaint – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 27th, 2016 in bullying, compensation, complaints, Judaism, news, racism, universities by sally

‘A Jewish student has received an apology and payment of £1,000 from the University of York Students’ Union after complaining of anti-Semitism.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th June 2016

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Aspects of the Tribunal’s decision in the Beis Aharon Trust case relating to religious rights – Education Law Blog

Posted May 20th, 2016 in education, equality, human rights, Judaism, news, school children, standards by tracey

‘For those, like me, who keep a close eye on the development of the law on religious rights and freedoms, the decision of the First-Tier Tribunal in Beis Aharon Trust v Secretary of State for Education is certainly eye-catching.’

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Education Law Blog, 19th May 2016

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MoJ urged to probe impact of ‘religion-based law’ – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted December 9th, 2015 in codes of practice, equality, gender, Islam, Judaism, judiciary, Ministry of Justice, news by sally

‘The Ministry of Justice should issue guidance to ensure that religious and cultural tribunals comply with UK standards on gender equality and judicial independence, according to a high-profile commission into the role of religion and society.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 8th December 2015

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Tyre slashing was criminal damage but not antisemitic attack, jury decides – The Guardian

Posted November 30th, 2015 in criminal damage, Judaism, news, religiously aggravated offences, sentencing by sally

‘Leaders of one of the UK’s largest Jewish communities have welcomed the conviction of a man over a wave of criminal damage incidents involving cars in north-east London last year.’

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The Guardian, 27th November 2015

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Siblings of different faiths in high court row over mother’s funeral – The Guardian

Posted November 9th, 2015 in bereavement, burials and cremation, Church of England, families, Judaism, news by sally

‘A brother and sister who follow different faiths have gone to the high court to settle a dispute over how to conduct their mother’s funeral.’

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The Guardian, 6th November 2015

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Centre cancels ‘illegal’ women-only screening of film by Jewish director – The Guardian

Posted June 16th, 2015 in artistic works, equality, Judaism, news, sex discrimination by sally

‘A Jewish community centre in north west London has cancelled plans to show the controversial Israeli drama Gift of Fire after admitting proposals to ban men from a screening were most likely illegal under UK equality laws.’

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The Guardian, 15th June 2015

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Jewish woman wins £16k damages over Shabbat row – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 1st, 2015 in damages, employment, Judaism, news, religious discrimination by michael

‘A Jewish woman has won £16,000 damages from a car rental firm after it rejected her job application because her religion prevents her from working on Saturdays.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th May 2015

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