Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

New Scottish Bill Will 'Strengthen Children's Rights' in Family Law Court Cases

From The Scotsman

The Children (Scotland) Bill was revealed just hours before the First Minister unveils her Programme for Government, which is expected to include 14 new pieces of legislation.According to the government, the new legislation will aim to "ensure that children’s best interests are at the centre of every family law case and that children’s views are heard by the court".The Bill has been announced a year after the government launched a review on Part 1 of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995. A total of 550 consultation responses were received, including 300 to the child friendly questionnaire.

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