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  • TE v SH Court: High Court Date: January 2010 Case regarding the balance of factors to be taken into account in the grant of a residence order including the best interests of the child. Read more
  • Northumberland County Council v Z, Y, X and the Government of the Republic of Kenya Court: High Court Date: March 2009 Case regarding the disclosure to police, immigration authorities and Kenyan authorities of a court judgement in care proceedings of a child illegally brought into the UK with a view to safeguarding against illegal entry of other children.
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  • R v CK (A Minor) Court: Court of Appeal (N Ireland) Date: March 2009 Case regarding the approach to sentencing (specifically the suitability of suspension of a Juvenile Justice Centre Order) and the need to have regard to the welfare of the juvenile offender and the suitability of alternatives to detention.
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  • R (Carol Pounder) v HM Coroner for the North and South Districts of Durham and Darlington & Ors Court: High Court Date: January 2009 Case regarding the legality of force used on a juvenile in a Secure Training Centre. Read more
  • Re E (A Child) Court: House of Lords Date: November 2008 Case regarding whether the positive obligation of the police to protect children from harm is absolute and whether the police’s response to a Protestant protest had subjected a mother and her children to degrading treatment and discrimination.
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  • R (C) v Secretary of State for Justice Court: Court of Appeal Date: July 2008 Case regarding the lawfulness of the Secure Training Centre (Amendment) Rules 2007 which expanded the permissible use of restraint to cases in which it was necessary to maintain good order and discipline; includes consideration of a child’s right to humanity and dignity, degrading treatment and deliberate infliction of pain.
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  • Murray v Big Pictures (UK) Ltd Court: Court of Appeal Date: May 2008 Case regarding claims for misuse of private information contrary to the right to privacy under both the European Convention on Human Rights and the Data Protection Act 1998, with particular consideration as to whether a child has a reasonable expectation of privacy. Read more
  • Re M & Anor (Children) (Abduction: Zimbabwe) Court: House of Lords Date: December 2007 Case regarding the court’s discretion as to the return of an abducted
    child, factors relevant in the exercise of that discretion and the relevance and importance of a child’s views in such cases.
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  • R (S, C and D) v Secretary of State for the Home Department Court: High Court Date: July 2007 Case regarding the lawfulness of the detention of a mother and her children in an immigration removal centre, including consideration of a child’s best interests and the right to be protected from detention.
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  • Mabon v Mabon & Ors Court: Court of Appeal Date: May 2007 Case regarding the relevance and importance of a child’s understanding in the determination of a child’s right to separate representation in residence order proceedings and the child’s right to participate in decisions that fundamentally affect their family life. Read more