Christopher Booker in the Telegraph raises concerns about some specific public law cases in his ongoing campaign against closed family courts. Another article in the Telegraph reveals that a group of 100 mothers have launched a class action at the International Criminal Court in the Hague.
The Solicitors Journal summarises Mr Justice Munby's views on the subject given at the Hershmann-Levy Memorial lecture delivered to the Association of Lawyers for Children. The complete text can be found here
In the spirit of openness many will be pleased to see that Birmingham City Council has published the full report of the Serious Case Review in relation to the death by starvation of Khyra Ishaq. The story is full covered by the BBC and the page links to the full 180 page report. I understand John Hemming MP (for Birmingham Yardley) was on Radio 4 not so long ago trying to make an argument that closed family courts were at the root of the problem in this case??
Interesting post on a author Heather Brooke's blog about 'open justice' and records of hearing
“The father is to have no contact while the investigation is ongoing” - This is an interesting case, decided by Recorder Baker. It was a private law case, which had considerable Local Authority involvement. Many of the issu...
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