Refusing to recognise the authority of the court

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October 4, 2017 13 comments

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Everyone is entitled to a view. And that includes a view on the most basic tenets underpinning our society. Thankfully, we live in an essentially free country where everything is open to question, and that certainly includes the legal system, down to its very essentials, including whether it even has jurisdiction over the lives of…

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Stubborn teen to be treated for overdose

October 4, 2017 0 comments

family life

Doctors treating a 14 year-old girl who had taken an overdose must treat her despite her refusal to consent, a High Court Judge ruled this summer. The teen in question, ‘YZ’, has been rushed to the A&E department of Plymouth hospital one night in July after telling a neighbour that she had taken an overdose….

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Indians now offered online marriage certificates

October 4, 2017 2 comments

marriage

Residents of the southern Indian state of Karnataka can now register their marriages online and obtain printable copies of marriage certificates the same way, in a first for the region. Previously couples marrying in the tropical state were required to make multiple visits to offices to the stamps and registration department to have their union…

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