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Southern state tops the Indian divorce league

June 26, 2016 0 comments

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The southern Indian state of Kerala has the country’s highest known divorce rate. Located in the far south of the country on the coast of the Arabian Sea, Kerala is a prosperous region nicknamed the ‘Spice Garden of India’. It is one of only 12 states – there are 29 altogether – that record divorce…

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Cameroon considers criminalising adultery

June 25, 2016 1 comment

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The Central African nation of Cameroon is considering a law change which would criminalise adultery by men. Under the country’s current penal code, married women may face a prison sentence of between two and six months if they have sexual intercourse with another man as well as fines ranging from 25,000 to 100,000 Central African…

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Divorced mother fails to overturn boyfriend ban

June 24, 2016 2 comments

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A Michigan woman has failed to overturn a court order banning her boyfriend from spending time with her children. The ban was put in place as a condition of the 31 year-old mother’s divorce. Her new partner had been convicted for ‘second-degree criminal sexual conduct’ in 1994. He will remain on the sex offenders’ register…

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High Court overrules daughter of man with dementia

June 24, 2016 0 comments

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A frail 83 year-old with dementia should be allowed to “die with dignity”, the High Court has ruled. Sitting at the Court of Protection, Mr Justice Keehan said he was confident the man’s Christian faith would lead him to “accept death as God’s will”. His daughter, by contrast, had insisted that if he would have…

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Child cruelty at highest level in 10 years

June 24, 2016 2 comments

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The number of child cruelty and neglect cases is at its highest level for a decade, a charity has claimed. The NSPCC has revealed that 8,506 such offences were recorded by police in 2014-15. This represents a 75 per cent increase since 2005 when only 4,855 instances were reported. These numbers were included in a…

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Government limits unaccompanied child asylum seekers

June 24, 2016 0 comments

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The government has announced a limit on the number of unaccompanied child asylum seekers that will be settled in different areas. Currently, children arriving in the UK without parents or other carers are distributed around the country and the local authority in each area is given responsibility for their welfare.  A new scheme, due for…

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A short but poignant judgment

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June 23, 2016 1 comment

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The legal profession is often portrayed as a callous, self-serving profession, more interested in profits than people. However, once in a while a case comes along that demonstrates that judges and lawyers do, in fact, care about people, just as much as their brothers and sisters in the medical profession. The Court of Protection case…

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