Mass Application to European Court of Human Rights
Following discussions with a number of victims of the system of Public Family Law in the UK the suggestion has been put forward that there should be a mass application to the European Court of Human Rights.
This would apply under a number of Articles including:
ARTICLE 3 PROHIBITION OF TORTURE The maltreatment of pregnant women and women who have just given birth
ARTICLE 4 PROHIBITION OF SLAVERY AND FORCED LABOUR Forcing women to give birth and give their baby to the state
ARTICLE 5 RIGHT TO LIBERTY AND SECURITY False imprisonment by social services under threat of removing a child
ARTICLE 6 RIGHT TO A FAIR TRIAL The whole system fails to operate legally
ARTICLE 7 NO PUNISHMENT WITHOUT LAW Being punished with the removal of children for "offences" such as not going to fat club
ARTICLE 8 RIGHT TO RESPECT FOR PRIVATE AND FAMILY LIFE There is little respect for family life
ARTICLE 9 FREEDOM OF THOUGHT, CONSCIENCE AND RELIGION Such issues as home education coming in to family proceedings
ARTICLE 10 FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION Criticism of mothers for talking to others about their cases
ARTICLE 11 FREEDOM OF ASSEMBLY AND ASSOCIATION Similar problems where people are criticised for being involved in groups opposed to forced adoption
ARTICLE 12 RIGHT TO MARRY The system fully challenges this
The legal process for this has to be one where initially people apply for judicial review in the UK for a declaration that the UK legal system is in contravention of the 1998 Human Rights Act. If this fails, then the case would be taken to the European Court of Human Rights.
My office will be collating people who are interested in participating in a mass legal challenge to UK Public Family Law. Not every case will raise each of the above points, but many will. If you know anyone who wishes to take part in this mass challenge to the system please get them to write to me.