Judge reveals distress at ruling teenager cannot keep child – Daily Telegraph

“A teenage mother has lost her fight to be allowed to bring up the daughter she gave birth to when she was just 14 years old.”

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Daily Telegraph, 25th October 2011

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The child with two mothers and two fathers who went to court over her – The Guardian

“A high court judge’s ruling reveals the importance of deciding on parental roles before embarking on artificial insemination.”

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The Guardian, 11th October 2011

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Judges weaken rules on paedophiles – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 22nd, 2011 in child abuse, human rights, news, parental rights, sexual offences by sally

“Paedophiles have won unsupervised access to their own children because it would breach their human rights to keep them apart, judges have ruled.”

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Daily Telegraph, 20th August 2011

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Ministers ready to block foreign criminals using family rights to dodge justice – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 20th, 2011 in deportation, human rights, news, parental rights by sally

“A number of senior ministers are ready to back calls for changes in the law which could prevent foreign criminals from claiming the right to a family life to avoid being deported, it can be revealed.”

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Daily Telegraph, 19th June 2011

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Will sharing parental leave be fair? – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 19th, 2011 in maternity leave, news, parental rights, paternity leave by tracey

“Employers that offer generous maternity pay packages could land themselves in legal hot water if they fail to extend the benefit to fathers, experts have warned.”

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Daily Telegraph, 19th May 2011

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Radical reforms for parental leave and flexible working proposed – Home Office

Posted May 18th, 2011 in flexible working, news, parental rights, sex discrimination by tracey

“Theresa May, the Home Secretary and minister for women and equalities, today backed a consultation on modernising Britain’s workplace laws.”

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Home Office, 16th May 2011

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

Anger as new parental leave law ‘flies in face’ of pledge to cut red tape – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 17th, 2011 in consultations, employment, news, parental rights by sally

“The Government has been accused of ‘saying one thing and doing another’ after bringing in new employment rules less than a week after announcing a review of workplace law.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th May 2011

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Flexible working regulations for parents to be scrapped – The Guardian

Posted March 18th, 2011 in flexible working, news, parental rights by sally

“The government is to scrap regulations due to come into force next month that would have given parents with children under 17 the right to request flexible working as part of a package of measures to reduce bureaucracy for businesses.”

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The Guardian, 18th March 2011

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Mother who hid baby from husband loses fight to keep her secret – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 18th, 2011 in adoption, concealing birth, confidentiality, news, parental rights by sally

“A mother who kept her baby a secret from her husband has been told she can not have the boy adopted after judges refused to back ‘a great lie’.”

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Daily Telegraph, 18th March 2011

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Principal Reporter v K and others – WLR Daily

Posted December 17th, 2010 in children, contact orders, human rights, law reports, parental rights, Scotland by sally

Principal Reporter v K and others [2010] UKSC 56; [2010] WLR (D) 332

“Positive procedural obligations inherent in the right to respect for family life required sufficient safeguards to be put in place so that a parent or other person whose family life with the child was at risk in the proceedings was given a proper opportunity to participate in the decision-making process.”

WLR Daily, 16th December 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Lesbian mother loses battle to stop gay father spending time with children – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 2nd, 2010 in homosexuality, news, parental rights by sally

“A lesbian mother has lost her Appeal Court battle to stop the wealthy gay father of her two children spending more time with them.”

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Daily Telegraph, 1st December 2010

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Gay man and woman in court battle over children – The Independent

Posted November 8th, 2010 in homosexuality, news, parental rights by sally

“A gay man and woman are fighting a bitter court battle over their two children born by artificial insemination.”

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The Independent, 8th November 2010

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‘Sarah’s law’ pilot scheme prompts revenge fears – The Guardian

Posted March 3rd, 2010 in grandparents, news, parental rights, pilot schemes, sexual offences by sally

“Fathers raising concerns about their ex-partner’s new boyfriends are one of the largest groups applying for public disclosure of details of convicted child sex offenders under a newly completed pilot scheme.”

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The Guardian, 3rd March 2010

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Cases which undermined the Human Rights Act – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 22nd, 2009 in deportation, human rights, news, parental rights by sally

“As Keir Starmer, the Director of Public Prosecutions, defends the Human Rights Act, here are five of the most controversial cases in which it has been invoked.”

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd October 2009

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Court takes child of ‘stupid’ mother – The Times

Posted June 1st, 2009 in adoption, family courts, learning difficulties, news, parental rights by sally

“When Rachel celebrated her daughter’s third birthday three weeks ago the little girl was a picture of happiness. Yet for her mother it was a bittersweet occasion.”

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The Times, 31st May 2009

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Prisoners demand right to be fathers after landmark European ruling – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 9th, 2009 in human rights, news, parental rights, prisons by sally

“Six prisoners in British jails have applied to have children with their partners following a landmark European court ruling that their human rights would be breached if they are prevented from becoming fathers.”

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Daily Telegraph, 8th February 2009

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Mother who abandoned baby in court battle to stop father being told – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 28th, 2008 in news, parental rights, paternity by sally

“A man is unwittingly at the centre of what could prove to be a landmark court case about his right to know he may be a father.”

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Daily Telegraph, 28th November 2008

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In re P (Adoption: Unmarried couple) – Times Law Reports

Posted June 23rd, 2008 in adoption, human rights, law reports, parental rights by sally

In re P (Adoption: Unmarried couple)

House of Lords

“Regulations governing the adoption of children in Northern Ireland which prevented the consideration of an unmarried couple as potential adoptive parents were in breach of the couple’s rights to a family life, under article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights and article 14, prohibiting discrimination.”

The Times, 23rd June 2008

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In re P (Adoption: Unmarried couple) – WLR Daily

Posted June 20th, 2008 in adoption, human rights, law reports, parental rights by sally

In re P (Adoption: Unmarried couple) [2008] UKHL 38; [2008] WLR (D) 198

“Arts 14 and 15 of the Adoption (Northern Ireland) Order 1987, which prevented an unmarried couple from being considered as potential adoptive parents, were incompatible with the couple’s rights under articles 8 and 14 of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, as scheduled to the Human Rights Act 1998.”

WLR Daily, 19th June 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

RP v Nottingham City Council – Times Law Reports

RP v Nottingham City Council

Court of Appeal

“There was no breach of a mother’s right to a fair hearing under article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights when she was represented by the Official Solicitor who conceded that overwhelming evidence justified making a care order.”

The Times, 10th June 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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