Ethnicity matters in adoption and child custody: Part 1: some conceptual considerations

By: Juliet
On: Tuesday, 6 January, 2015

Susan S M Edwards, Professor of Law, University of Buckingham, and Door Tenant, 1 Gray’s Inn Square Chambers, London

This article examines the consideration of ethnicity’ in custody arrangements and disputes within the jurisdiction of the UK and also between jurisdictions, exploring particularly the way in which ‘ethnicity’ has been politically nuanced as a standard bearer for cultural relativism and cultural pluralism. One of the main questions being asked at this time is whether the Children and Families Act 2014, s 3 which repeals
the Adoption and Children Act 2002, s 1(5) requirement to give due consideration to religious persuasion, racial origin, cultural and linguistic background in the determination of adoption …read more

Source: Family Law News