‘Ethnicity’ matters in adoption and child custody: Part 1: some conceptual considerations (£)

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

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


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