New Law Gives "Better Protection" to Children and Families Says Rights Watchdog

 

New Law Gives "Better Protection" to Children and Families 
Says Rights Watchdog
Ireland's human rights watchdog, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has welcomed the publication this afternoon of the General Scheme of the Children and Family Relationships Bill 2014.
Speaking at Leinster House shortly after the draft law was published by Minister for Justice, Frances Fitzgerald TD, ICCL Director Mr Mark Kelly said:
"Everyone who genuinely cares about children and families will welcome the publication of this draft Bill, which will modernise family law by placing the best interests of the child at its core."
"Ireland is home to a rich diversity of families with children, including co-habiting married families, single parent families, families where children are cared for a parent and a step parent or by extended family members and families based on cohabiting couples, including those in civil partnerships. These proposals offer better protection to all forms of families by putting the child's welfare and best interests at the heart of decisions on parentage, guardianship, custody and access."
"The ICCL anticipates that these progressive law reforms will attract strong cross-party support and be swiftly enacted".
ENDS
New Law Gives "Better Protection" to Children and Families Says Rights Watchdog
Ireland's human rights watchdog, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has welcomed the publication this afternoon of the General Scheme of the Children and Family Relationships Bill 2014.
Speaking at Leinster House shortly after the draft law was published by Minister for Justice, Frances Fitzgerald TD, ICCL Director Mr Mark Kelly said:
"Everyone who genuinely cares about children and families will welcome the publication of this draft Bill, which will modernise family law by placing the best interests of the child at its core."
"Ireland is home to a rich diversity of families with children, including co-habiting married families, single parent families, families where children are cared for a parent and a step parent or by extended family members and families based on cohabiting couples, including those in civil partnerships. These proposals offer better protection to all forms of families by putting the child's welfare and best interests at the heart of decisions on parentage, guardianship, custody and access."
"The ICCL anticipates that these progressive law reforms will attract strong cross-party support and be swiftly enacted".
ENDS

 


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