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Blog - Race, Religion, Culture and the Children Act 1989

Date:6 FEB 2019
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Solicitor Kash Mahmood wonders whether Lady Justice's blindfold should be removed to see the world as she really is.

Since the 16th century, Lady Justice has often been depicted wearing a blindfold. The blindfold represents impartiality and to apply the law fairly and justly. However, Justice should not only be done but it should be seen to be done.
Those from a BAME (black, Asian minority ethnic) background who have gone through the family Justice system argue that justice cannot be done when those that assess, represent and ultimately judge the family are not from similar backgrounds. So should Lady justice blindfold be removed to see the world as she really is? 

Read the full article here.