Safeguarding presentations at General Synod

The Church of England has issued the following statement on the safeguarding presentations at General Synod.


Safeguarding presentation at General Synod

12/02/2018

The Bishop of Bath and Wells, Peter Hancock, the Church of England’s lead safeguarding bishop addressed February’s Synod on national developments and the Church’s preparation for the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, IICSA. The Bishop of Gloucester, Rachel Treweek, the Bishop of Chichester, Martin Warner and Sir Roger Singleton, a member of the Church’s National Safeguarding Panel, also addressed Synod. Read the presentations below.

Bishop of Bath and Wells, Peter Hancock

Bishop of Gloucester, Rachel Treweek

Bishop of Chichester, Martin Warner

Sir Roger Singleton


Cite this article as: David Pocklington, "Safeguarding presentations at General Synod" in Law & Religion UK, 12 February 2018, http://www.lawandreligionuk.com/2018/02/12/safeguarding-presentations-at-general-synod/

Article 10 ECHR and incitement of racial and religious hatred: Smajić

The background

In Smajić v Bosnia and Herzegovina [2018] ECHR (Application no. 48657/16), Mr Abedin Smajić, a lawyer, had been arrested on suspicion of inciting national, racial and religious hatred, discord or intolerance: he was charged, convicted and sentenced to one year’s imprisonment suspended for three years. The domestic court had found that between 3 January and 24 February 2010, under a pseudonym, he had made a number of posts on the Internet forum of a website called Bosnahistorija about the course of action to be undertaken by Bosniacs in the event of a war and the secession of Republika Srpska (one of the two constituent entities of Bosnia and Herzegovina). The following is a sample: Continue reading