World4Justice : NOW! Lobby Forum.

by Sabine Kurjo McNeill

Thanks to Sabine for posting this and to Dawn Booth Lydon, Director of Communications UKFRM, for bringing this to our attention. My comments at the end – StuG

Camilla Cavendish’s 10-Point Plan

Camilla Cavendish[1] is Associate Editor and columnist at The Times. In 2009, she was campaigning journalist of the year for exposing miscarriages of justice which convinced Government to open the family courts – but not enough. Here is her 10-point plan that is waiting to be implemented:

1. Open family courts to the press in all but exceptional circumstances (as recommended by the Constitutional Affairs Select Committee)

2. Let any parent or carer accused of abuse call any witnesses they need in their defence. At the moment, they are routinely refused permission to do so.

3. Give automatic permission for parents who are refused legal aid to get a…

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