Foreign parents face surrogacy uncertainty in Nepal

October 1, 2015 5 comments

Parents of Nepalese surrogate babies face uncertainty after recent developments left them in a legal no-man’s land. The Supreme Court of Nepal issued an interim order banning commercial surrogacy in August following a petition claiming that surrogacy exploited the bodies of poor women. This was followed by a government ban in September. However, the changes…

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Five year old boy must be returned to Holland

October 1, 2015 0 comments

children and divorce

A five year old boy must be returned to his father in the Netherlands, the High Court has ruled. In AT v SS, the boy’s parents were both Afghanis with dual Dutch nationality. His father, at 42, was much older than his mother, who was just 26. They married in 2007 and the boy in…

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Ofsted highlights disadvantage amongst schoolchildren

October 1, 2015 1 comment

family life

Ofsted has criticised a local authority in Dorset, saying it has failed to tackle high levels of disadvantage amongst local pupils. The education inspectorate wrote to Poole Borough Counsel insisting that the authority address the apparently neglected problem “without delay”. The Council had displayed a lack of vision and strategy as children from poor and…

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