Divorce controversy bound for Israeli Supreme Court

January 11, 2017 0 comments

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Supporters of an Israeli woman who was granted a divorce two years ago have turned to the Supreme Court to try and stop a rabbinical court from nullifying the split. The former wife, from the northern city of Safed (Tzfat), succeeded in legally divorcing her husband despite the man having been incapacitated in a serious…

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A lot of progress, and none

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January 11, 2017 1 comment

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In the continuing absence of much in the way of new cases or news (apart from the continuing saga of banning alleged abusers from cross-examining their alleged victims), I thought I would delve a little further into the swathe of old House of Lords decisions recently published on the Bailii website that I mentioned in…

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Brad and Angelina agree to private settlement

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End of Brangelina

High profile Hollywood actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have agreed to settle the remainder of their divorce in private. Their split became public last year in a barrage of negative publicity, but the former power couple have now agreed to negotiate an end to their relationship behind closed doors with a “private judge”, according…

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Elderly married couples ‘less likely to break bones’

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People are who still married in their later years are less likely to suffer broken bones, new research suggests. Doctors at the University of Zaragoza in north-eastern Spain analysed the medical and psychiatric records of nearly 5,000 older local people, finding a clear link between marital status and their chance of fracturing a hip. Elderly…

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Peru ‘must recognise gay marriage’

January 11, 2017 0 comments

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Peru must recognise gay marriages its citizens enter abroad, a court in the country has ruled. The Constitutional Court, which rules on whether pieces of legislation are in line with the country’s constitution, made this announcement following a lawsuit by a man named Oscar Ugarteche Galarza. He has been a long-time advocate for gay rights…

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£50 million in new funding for childcare

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£50 million in new childcare funding has been announced by Education Secretary Justine Greening. The newly unveiled money will be made available via grants to ‘early years’ care providers such as nurseries and pre-schools, for use upgrading their buildings and facilities in advance of the imminent increase in the amount of free childcare available to…

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