Author Archives: Sabine Kurjo McNeill

About Sabine Kurjo McNeill

I'm a mathematician and system analyst formerly at CERN in Geneva and became an event organiser, software designer, independent web publisher and online promoter of Open Justice. My most significant scientific contribution is www.smartknowledge.space

Invitation to Working Party on Apr 12 @BCS British Computer Society to Respond to Official Secrets Act

Originally posted on Victims Unite!:
The British Computer Society is committed to making IT good for society! In that spirit, the Specialist Law Group has organised a Working Party Event to respond to the Public Consultation into the Protection of…

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How do you define #Corruption? Grand, Petty, Political. @anticorruption @MoJGovUK @UKHomeOffice

Originally posted on Victims Unite!:
Transparency International: a fabulous organisation with an excellent definition of corruption and an admirable antidote: http://www.transparency.org/what-is-corruption/#define We each have to find out how we suffer from corruption, before we learn how to stand up to…

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Have Your Say: Consultation the Protection of Public Data [Official Secrets Acts], Freedom of Expression and Public Interest @MoJGovUK

Originally posted on Victims Unite!:
Thanks to my experiences as McKenzie Friend in my life as a computer scientist, I have become a member of the Committee of the Law Group of the British Computer Society which specialises in IT and…

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McKenzie Friends Could Be Integrated Into Family Courts Under New Guidelines

Originally posted on Researching Reform:
A newly published report looking at ways to protect vulnerable witnesses in private family law proceedings suggests closer collaboration between judges and McKenzie friends could offer a solution to the current problems. The document, which…

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Whom do you trust: solicitors, barristers, judges or #McKenzieFriends? @MoJGovUK

Should McKenzie Friends be more questionable and less trustworthy than solicitors, barristers and judges? Especially when they work pro bono as we do? It’s all about money, isn’t it: for he who pays the piper plays the tune! Does the … Continue reading

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From #AusterityJustice to Access to #ProsperityJustice? #HLEThinkTank @MoJGovUK @JoshuaRozenbergQC

The future of Legal Aid and Litigants in Person: can we Safeguard Access to Justice? was an excellent event chaired by Joshua Rozenberg and organised by the Halsbury Law Exchange last night 22.09.2016. One of the four panellists was Steve Hynes, … Continue reading

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@educationgov #Children and #SocialWork Bill @UKHouseofLords: paving the way for predators?

Lord WARNER, as a former Director of Social Services, feels strongly about the need for protecting children in care from predatory adults. If you click on the image, you get to Parliament Live. The next reading will be on Wednesday … Continue reading

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@coe Beyond #Brexit: monitoring the implementation of #EU Resolution 2016/2575(RSP) to Safeguard the Best Interests of Children across the @EU

Sehr geehrter Herr Präsident, dear Political Group Leaders, In the wake of the UK Referendum and its repercussions, this is to request you to take into account the implementation of EU Resolution 2016/2575(RSP) on Safeguarding the Best Interests of the … Continue reading

Posted in Acting as McKenzie Friend, EU Commission, EU Parliament, Forced Adoption, HM Government, Petitions Committee, Public Interest Advocacy, Stolen Children of the UK | 5 Comments

Judicial Review: What is meant by “totally without merit”

Originally posted on UK Human Rights Blog:
Samia Wasif and another v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2016] EWCA Civ 82 Read judgment here What is the difference between a case that is “totally without merit” and one…

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@coe @MoJGovUK STOP the FORCED REMOVAL of CHILDREN from their PARENTS: Rising Trends in Care Statistics in UK, Germany and Sweden

This is the Executive Summary of a report I’ve called a ‘petition’. For I sent the 11-page text to the Petitions Secretariat and MEPs in Brussels. I also submitted it to my constituency MP Tulip Siddiq – for her to put … Continue reading

Posted in Acting as McKenzie Friend, EU Parliament, HM Government, Parliament, Parliamentary Petition, Petitions Committee, Public Interest Advocacy, Stolen Children of the UK | 5 Comments