Of Tweeting and Transgender Rights – Panopticon Blog

‘Over the years, Panopticon has discussed a number of cases about the powers of the police to record, retain, and disseminate information about individuals. The judgment of Mr. Justice Julian Knowles in R (ota Harry Miller) v (1) The College of Policing, and (2) The Chief Constable of Humberside [2020] EWHC 225 (Admin) is a significant contribution to the law in this area. In Panopticon terms the case is unusual, in that the issues are discussed by reference to the right to freedom of expression under Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights (“ECHR”), rather than by reference to Article 8 or data protection legislation.’

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Panopticon Blog, 17th February 2020

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Police who warned man about ‘transphobic’ tweet acted unlawfully – The Guardian

Posted February 17th, 2020 in freedom of expression, hate crime, internet, news, police, transgender persons by sally

‘Police officers unlawfully interfered with a man’s right to freedom of expression by turning up at his place of work to speak to him about allegedly “transphobic” tweets, the high court has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 14th February 2020

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Gender reassignment treatments for young people to get expert review – The Guardian

Posted February 3rd, 2020 in children, consent, gender, medicines, news, statistics, transgender persons, young persons by sally

‘The use of hormone treatments for young people who want to undergo gender reassignment is to be examined by experts, it has emerged.’

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The Guardian, 2nd February 2020

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Contact, Ultra-Orthodox Judaism, and a Transgender Parent – Transparency Project

Posted January 29th, 2020 in children, contact orders, Judaism, news, transgender persons by sally

‘Readers of the blog may well recall the case concerning five Charedi Jewish children at the centre of a family dispute. The children’s father is transgender and left the family home in June 2015 to live as a transgender person. She now lives as a woman. The children’s father sought face to face contact with the children. The childrens’ mother opposed the application.’

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Transparency Project, 28th January 2020

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Be Careful What You Tweet For (part 2) – UK Human Rights Blog

‘The Claimant’s belief in Forstater – that “sex is biologically immutable” — denied trans people their legal right to be recognised as the sex they had transitioned to even when they had obtained a Gender Recognition Certificate. This right has been recognised for over a decade by the European Convention on Human Rights (“the Convention”) and by domestic law in the Gender Recognition Act 2004. The Claimant’s belief — in the words of Judge Tayler — also violated the dignity of trans people and created an “intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment” for them.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 24th January 2020

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Be Careful What You Tweet For (part 1) – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Forstater v CGD Europe & Others [2019] UKET 2200909/2019. Last month, the Central London Employment Tribunal held that a woman’s belief that “sex is biologically immutable” was not protected as a philosophical belief under the Equality Act 2010.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 23rd January 2020

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Former transgender patient will tell court that sex change clinic is putting children on ‘torturous’ path – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 23rd, 2020 in children, consent, hospitals, medical treatment, news, transgender persons by tracey

‘A former transgender patient has mounted an unprecedented legal challenge against a sex change clinic she claims is putting children on a “torturous”, “permanent” and “unnecessary path, High Court documents reveal.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd January 2020

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Transgender woman ends bid to see her ultra-Orthodox Jewish children – The Guardian

Posted January 21st, 2020 in children, contact orders, Judaism, news, transgender persons by sally

‘An ultra-Orthodox Jew who left her community to transition from male to female has abandoned a family court fight to see her five children.’

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The Guardian, 20th January 2020

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What would ‘mother’ say? A legal digest of R v Registrar General for England and Wales – KCH Garden Sq

‘The latest article from Family & Civil pupil Samuel Peake looks at how the term ‘mother’ was defined for the first time in common law earlier this year by the President of the Family Division, Sir Andrew McFarlane.’

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KCH Garden Sq, 12th December 2019

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Employment and Discrimination Newsletter – January 2020 – 3PB

‘Craig Ludlow edits 3PB’s latest Employment & Discrimination newsletter, including contributions from Andrew MacPhail and Daniel Brown.’

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3PB, 6th January 2020

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Nurse launches legal test case with claim children cannot consent to transgender treatment – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 7th, 2020 in children, consent, judicial review, medical treatment, news, transgender persons by sally

‘Children cannot consent to transgender treatment, a nurse bringing a landmark legal case has said, claiming that many are autistic, homosexual or just confused.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th January 2020

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High court to decide if children can consent to gender reassignment – The Guardian

‘A landmark test case to establish whether children can give informed consent to medical treatment for gender reassignment begins in the high court this week.’

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The Guardian, 5th January 2020

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10 cases that defined 2019 – UK Human Rights Blog

‘And so, we reach the end of another year. And what a year it has been. As well perhaps the most tumultuous period in British politics for decades, this year saw the first ever image taken of a black hole, a victory for the England men’s cricket team at the World Cup, the discovery of a new species of prehistoric small-bodied human in the Philippines and signs that humpback whale numbers in the South Atlantic have bounced back thanks to intensive conservation efforts. And the law? Well, rather a lot has happened really. As the festive season draws near, what better way is there to celebrate than to rewind the clock and relive the 10 cases which have defined 2019?’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 19th December 2019

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Researcher who lost job for tweeting ‘men cannot change into women’ loses employment tribunal – The Independent

‘A researcher who lost her job after tweeting that men cannot change their biological sex has lost an employment tribunal after her opinions were ruled “absolutist”.’

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The Independent, 19th December 2019

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Judge rules against charity worker who lost job over transgender tweets – The Guardian

‘A researcher who lost her job at a charity after tweeting that transgender women cannot change their biological sex has lost a test case because her opinions were deemed to be “absolutist”.’

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The Guardian, 18th December 2019

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Transgender paedophile sues NHS for refusing her reassignment surgery while she serves prison sentence – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 29th, 2019 in child abuse, gender, news, sexual offences, transgender persons by tracey

‘Atransgender paedophile has sued the NHS for refusing her reassignment surgery after she transitioned from male to female while in prison.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th November 2019

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High Court rules marriage between trans man and woman invalid by as both were legally female during ceremony – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 21st, 2019 in birth certificates, families, gender, human rights, marriage, news, transgender persons by tracey

‘A High Court judge has ruled that a marriage between a woman and a trans man was void because both parties were legally female during the ceremony.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th November 2019

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Transphobia guidelines ‘contrary to freedom of expression’, court hears – BBC News

‘The way police record “non-crime hate incidents” against transgender people has “a chilling effect” on freedom of expression, the High Court has heard.he way police record “non-crime hate incidents” against transgender people has “a chilling effect” on freedom of expression, the High Court has heard.’

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BBC News, 20th November 2019

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Being Trans in Law – Old Square Chambers

Posted October 29th, 2019 in barristers, news, transgender persons by sally

‘Robin Moira White is featured in the October 2019 fivehundred magazine, looking back at her journey coming out as transgender and offers advice to other lawyers fearful of being their true selves.’

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Old Square Chambers, 17th October 2019

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Does the legal definition of a ‘mother’ suit modern society? – Family Law

‘We recently saw the High Court decide that a transgender man who gave birth with the help of fertility treatment cannot be legally registered as the father (or parent) of his child. The case has also provided the first legal definition of a mother.’

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Family Law, 16th October 2019

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