Transgender row should be reheard Court of Appeal rules

December 21, 2017 0 comments

transgender

The exclusion of a transgender woman from her children’s lives must be reconsidered, the Court of Appeal has ruled. She left her family and the broader Orthodox Jewish Haredi community in Manchester two years ago after deciding to transition from male to female. Her estranged wife has refused to let the transgender woman see their…

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Medical treatment ‘not a deprivation of liberty’ Court rules

February 1, 2017 0 comments

human rights

Life-saving medical treatment cannot constitute a ‘deprivation of liberty’ the Court of Appeal has declared. The case concerned the death of a woman who had suffered from Down’s Syndrome and “severe” learning difficulties. She passed away in 2013 while in the intensive care department of Kings College Hospital, London. The disabled woman had been admitted…

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Kenyan father loses appeal against care order

October 16, 2013 0 comments

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A Kenyan father has lost his appeal against an order taking his daughter  in the UK into care. In Re M, the girl had originally travelled to the UK with her mother at the age of six. In the UK, unfortunately, the mother became involved in prostitution and drug taking and began living with a…

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