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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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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