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Jun 11 2013

Multiculturalism and Child Protection in the UK: Sharia Law and Other Failures

Today, 11 June 2013, 18.00 hours, at London School of Economics, STC.S75 in St. Clement’s Building, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE, Anne-Marie Waters and Baroness Cox will be speaking about One Law for All’s newest report on the state of children’s rights in Britain. The report “Multiculturalism and Child Protection in the UK: Sharia Law and Other Failures” can be read here.

The talk is going to be chaired by Professor Eileen Munro, CBE and review the effects of state multiculturalism on the matter of child protection in Britain.

Anne-Marie Waters and Baroness Cox will show that a multicultural approach, adopted by local authorities and other public authorities, to child protection is placing children in danger and creating parallel societies. Furthermore, the talk is going to topicalise sharia tribunals and their increasing authority in the issue of child custody, questioning the impact this has, and is likely to have, on the equal protection of children regardless of race or ethnicity.

Anne Marie Waters is spokesperson for the One Law for All Campaign. She campaigns against Sharia and religious Laws as she believes they represent a sacrifice of the rights of women in the name of legal and cultural relativism. She is a council member and campaigner for the National Secular Society, and campaigns more broadly for gender and race equality. She also writes and speaks on the importance of trade unionism, democracy, and Government and public sector accountability.

Baroness (Caroline) Cox was made a Life Peer in 1982 and was a deputy speaker of the House of Lords from 1985 to 2005. She was Founder Chancellor of Bournemouth University; Chancellor of Liverpool Hope University from 2006-2013 and isanHon as well as Vice President of the Royal College of Nursing. She also was a founder Trustee of MERLIN [Medical Emergency Relief International] and is Chief Executive of HART [Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust].

Eileen Munro is currently Professor of Social Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science. In June 2010, the Secretary of State for Education, Michael Gove, asked Professor Munro to conduct an independent review to improve child protection in England. Her final report was published in May 2011 and contained fifteen recommendations, all of which were subsequently accepted by the government. For services to children and families, Professor Munro received a CBE in the New Year’s Honours 2012.

You can find the Facebook Event here.

2 comments

  1. 1
    Comtessa de Metoncula

    Only the Law of the Land should prevail.. No Sharia or other religious Law! Period It is the fault of the spineless and corrupt politicians who have whored themselves to these religious lunatics.
    If they don’t like the local Laws, then move back to the country you came from..The door is wide open..

  2. 2
    logicthoughts

    I am a supporter of one law (sharia law) for all, if not multi cultural law

    why western law is a failure..?.Why Mariam Namazie, Anne-Marie Waters, Baroness Cox and their follower’s arguments are false?.

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    •A report of child abuse is made every ten seconds
    •*More than five children die every day as a result of child abuse.2
    •Approximately 80% of children that die from abuse are under the age of 4. 1
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    •More than 90% of juvenile sexual abuse victims know their perpetrator in some way. 4
    •Child abuse occurs at every socioeconomic level, across ethnic and cultural lines, within all religions and at all levels of education.
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    •About 80% of 21 year olds that were abused as children met criteria for at least one psychological disorder. 5
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    First Comparative Analysis of Child Maltreatment in Rich Nations
    BERLIN, 18 September 2003 – New research on child maltreatment, published today by the UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre, finds that almost 3,500 children under the age of 15 die every year from child abuse in developed nations.
    The report represents the first ever attempt to draw a comparative picture of the physical abuse of children in the 27 richest nations of the world.

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