Originally posted on Parents Rights Blog:

See on Scoop.itPublic Law Children Act Cases

In October, the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg issued two rulings bolstering the rights of persons with psycho-social disabilities. Both cases were brought by Hungarian-Slovakian disability rights activist János Fiala-Butora LL.M. ’10, an S.J.D. candidate at Harvard Law School and an associate of the Harvard Law School Project on Disability, known as HPOD. (see a feature about the program).

In one of the cases, Bures v. Czech Republic (PDF), the plaintiff, who had been hospitalized after he inadvertently overdosed on medication prescribed by his psychiatrist, was strapped to a bed for several hours, resulting in long-term injuries to his arms and ending his career as a cello player. He brought criminal charges, but they were dismissed.
See on www.law.harvard.edu


View original





Originally posted on Ian Bone:

As well as being given immunity from prosecution witnesses against Nicky Jacobs were given money to testify by the police

Whittam said “during their time as witnesses they have been provided with some degree of financial assistance by police” for their “willingness to give evidence and co-operation”. He said payments were “subject to a strict authorisation procedure and are limited.”

View original

Judges, Magistrates And Tribunal Judges: Members Of The Judiciary

Originally posted on Parents Rights Blog:

Judges, Magistrates And Tribunal Judges: Members Of The Judiciary

The Bench covers seven regions: London, Midlands, North Eastern, Northern, South Eastern, Western and Wales.

via Judges, Magistrates and Tribunal Judges.

Family Procedure Rules And Their Related Practice Directions

List of members of the judiciary

Circuit Judges
Details correct as at 01 October 2013

District Judges

Details correct as at 01 October 2013
District Judges (Magistrates’ Court)
Details correct as at 6 December 2013
Diversity and community relations judges
Details correct as at 1 July 2013
Judge Advocates General
Details correct as at 11 December 2013
Senior judiciary
Details correct as at 8 January 2014.
High Court Masters, District Judges and Registrars
Details correct as at 4 October 2012
Bench Chairmen
Details are given by region, and were correct as at 6 March 2013

View original 49 more words

Law – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Originally posted on Parents Rights Blog:

See on Scoop.itPublic Law Children Act Cases

Laws can be made by legislatures through legislation (resulting in statutes), the executive through decrees and regulations, or judges through binding precedents (normally in common law jurisdictions). Private individuals can create legally binding contracts, including (in some jurisdictions) arbitration agreements that exclude the normal court process. The formation of laws themselves may be influenced by a constitution (written or unwritten) and the rights encoded therein. The law shapes politics,economics, and society in various ways and serves as a social mediator of relations between people.

A general distinction can be made between civil law jurisdictions (includingcanon and socialist law), in which the legislature or other central body codifies and consolidates their laws, and common law systems, where judge-made binding precedents are accepted. Historically, religious lawsplayed a significant role even in settling of secular matters, which is still the case in some countries, particularly Islamic, and some religious communities, particularly Jewish Halakha. Sharia law is the world’s most widely used religious law.

The adjudication of the law is generally divided into two…

View original 138 more words

2013 in review

Originally posted on Parents Rights Blog:

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 24,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 9 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

So far in 2014 viewed just over 50,000 times, what a leap. Thank you to all my readers. This is a community blog.

Click here to see the complete report.

View original 9 more words

Citizen Space – Court fees: proposals for reform

Originally posted on Parents Rights Blog:

See on Scoop.itPublic Law Children Act Cases

Find and participate in consultations relating to the duties of the Ministry of Justice.

waine-warren‘s insight:

The courts play a vital role in our democracy. They provide access to justice for those who need it, help to maintain social order and support the proper functioning of the economy. They: deal with those accused of committing crimes, acquitting the innocent and convicting and punishing…

This consultation is open until 21 January 2014

See on consult.justice.gov.uk

View original

Lawful Disobedience: ARREST THAT JUDGE! Full Version HD (Uncensored) – YouTube

Originally posted on Parents Rights Blog:

See on Scoop.itXpose Corrupt Courts

Kevin West’s award winning (Best Documentary WIFF 2011) film about the attempt of Roger Hayes’ to arrest a so-called ‘Judge’ at Wirral Magistrate’s Court, UK…

waine-warren‘s insight:

ECHR declares all business Public and Private in the given geographical area are defined as the local authority. http://northamptoncouncil.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/timeline.html 

See on www.youtube.com

View original

Social worker struck off for faking fostering references

Originally posted on Bringing Home Baby...:

COMMUNITYcare.co.uk | News | Articles | 2011 | 0819


Kirsty McGregor                    Friday 19 August 2011 10:59

A social worker who faked documents she knew would be relied upon by the courts when arranging fostering placements for children has been struck off.

Philippa O’Callaghan, a social worker with 26 years’ experience, was working for Salford Council in 2009 when she carried out assessments of three couples, all of whom were prospective permanent foster carers.

For each assessment, O’Callaghan included the views three personal referees. However, when later challenged by her line manager, she admitted that she had falsified the references.

O’Callaghan also produced part of a Special Guardianship report in which she said reports from referees were attached – but she had not obtained said reports.

The General Social Care Council’s conduct committee found she had acted dishonestly, adding that “safeguarding provisions had been abandoned and vulnerable service users had…

View original 146 more words

Disgraced Cop In Racially Aggravated Assault


Mr Swain said Balneaves then yelled at the doorman: “Get off me bloody foreigner, get off me f****** foreigner.”

He then punched the doorman twice, causing him a small cut to the inside of his lip.

Balneaves was then arrested and taken to Charing Cross police station.

Defence lawyer Mark Lake said his client resigned as a police officer immediately after he pleaded guilty to the offence earlier this month.

Originally posted on Converse:


A disgraced former police officer has been ordered to pay £600 compensation to a doorman he attacked in a racially aggravated assault.

Pc James Balneaves, 29, wept in the dock at Westminster Magistrates’ Court while receiving £1,510 in fines during his sentencing for racially aggravated assault.

Prosecutor Jonathon Swain said the incident occurred when Balneaves, who has since resigned from his role as a Metropolitan Police constable in Brent, refused to accept he was not allowed into a central London nightclub.

Mr Swain said an off-duty Balneaves, his girlfriend and a colleague tried to gain entry to the Opal Nightclub at Embankment on October 19 but the doorman, who was described in court as “Mr Ahmed”, refused them entry because his girlfriend appeared too intoxicated.

The prosecutor said Mr Ahmed asked Balneaves, who had alcohol on his breath, whether he had a booking and he replied: “No, but our friends…

View original 427 more words

Ministerial changes at the MoJ and the implications for human rights reform

Originally posted on Public law for everyone:

Some potentially significant changes to the ministerial team at the Ministry of Justice have been announced. Along with the appointment of Liberal Democrat Simon Hughes – who replaces Lord McNally – as Minister of State, Lord Faulks QC is joining the department as a further (and unpaid) Minister of State. The former appointment – given Hughes’s relatively high profile as Deputy Leader of his party, and his criticism of the Government’s recent legal aid proposals – is perhaps the more eye-catching one.

However, Faulks’s appointment is significant too, not least because it is arguably a barometer of thinking within the Conservative Party about the future of the Human Rights Act 1998 and the UK’s relationship with the European Convention on Human Rights and the Strasbourg Court. I say this because of the views Faulks expressed as a member of the Commission on a Bill of Rights in one of…

View original 847 more words