‘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

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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

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Archbishop condemns move to grant lesbians easier parenting rights – The Times

Posted November 19th, 2007 in embryology, homosexuality, news, parental rights by sally

“Britain’s leading Roman Catholic churchman gives warning today that the role of a father in a child’s life will be undermined by legislation to make it easier for lesbian couples to become parents to test-tube babies.”

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The Times, 19th November 2007

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Lesbian partners ‘should be recognised as parents’ – The Times

Posted June 19th, 2007 in homosexuality, news, parental rights by sally

“Britain’s most senior woman judge has called for same-sex couples who have children by artificial insemination to be legally recognised as the parents.”

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The Times, 19th June 2007

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