New Supreme Court Deputy President is Lord Mance

September 20, 2017 0 comments

Supreme Court

Lord Mance has been appointed Deputy President of the Supreme Court, following the recent promotion of Baroness Hale to the Presidency. Jonathan Hugh Mance read law at Oxford before establishing himself as a successful commercial barrister. He then became a High Court Judge in in the Queen’s Bench Division and later a Lord Justice in…

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Istanbul Convention law receives royal assent

May 2, 2017 1 comment

domestic violence

A bill requiring the UK to ratify the Istanbul Convention has received royal assent, thereby bcoming law. More formally known as the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, the Convention was opened for signature by members of the Council of Europe in the eponymous Turkish city in…

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Call for European domestic violence law

March 7, 2016 5 comments

family law

Senior international politicians have called on the European Union (EU) to approve the introduction of an international domestic violence treaty. The so-called Istanbul Convention was opened for signature by the Council of Europe (CoE) in the Turkish capital in May 2011. Its full title is the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence…

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Adoption: a look at the statistics by John Hemming

August 19, 2015 14 comments

fostering and adoption

In this special feature, former Liberal Democrat MP John Hemming explores the facts and figures behind national adoption statistics. The Council of Europe is an international organisation which works to promote human rights and the rule of law across its 47 member states, which include the UK. It recently agreed and published a report looking at…

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High Court refuses to recognise Turkish family court order

October 27, 2014 0 comments

divorce

The High Court has refused to recognise a Turkish family court order, declaring it incompatible with English law. In AA v TT, the English mother met the Turkish father during a holiday in the country. They began a relationship, and married in September 2000. In November the following year, the couple travelled to England and…

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Violence against women in the EU widespread, report claims

March 7, 2014 5 comments

One third of women in the EU have experienced violence during their lifetimes, a new report has claimed. The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) surveyed more than 42,000 adult women in different EU countries. They were asked whether they had experienced different forms of violence, including psychological violence, stalking and harassment. Thirty-three per cent…

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