A SENIOR judge from a village near Melksham has
been singled out by the pressure group Fathers 4 Justice in a campaign targeting
judges they believe are treating dads unfairly.
The Judgebuster Campaign has singled out 10 judges who they label as
Britain's worst judicial offenders'.
Their personal details, including addresses, have been published on the
Sir Mathew Thorpe, from Seend, is deputy head of family justice and is the
fourth most senior judge in the Court of Appeal in London. He has been singled
out because of his position in the family courts, which Fathers 4 Justice
believes is unfairly treating men who want access to their children.
The group said there was a strong possibility of protests in the area and said
several former members had rejoined because of the campaign. It aims to get the
court system changed so family court judges are removed and replaced with family
It also wants family courts to be open and believes there should be a
presumption of equal access by both parents when court proceedings begin.
Guy Harrison, of Fathers 4 Justice, said: "We want to name and shame them rather
than them standing behind the name of the family courts, so people know where
they live and what they've done. Family court judges should be gunned for state
sponsored child abuse."
A spokesman from the Judicial Communication Office, said: "The Government has
recently consulted on whether family proceedings should continue to be heard in
private, and many judges responded to the consultation by supporting greater
transparency including allowing the media access to provide anonymised reports
of proceedings, to improve public confidence.
"Judges in family courts undertake a difficult task with complete fairness and
impartiality. Their judgments are based on the whole of the evidence presented
to them on an individual case.
Fathers 4 Justice has been responsible for many high-profile publicity stunts
including powder-bombing Tony Blair in the House of Commons.
Judges and Family Court Officials
in absolute secrecy fuel litigation between separated couples and use their
children to make billions of pounds in a corrupt industry. With no need for
records or proper accounts they carry out their hideous, unaccountable crimes
against humanity resulting in the social catastrophe we all witness on our
streets today. Good luck to F4J and any others who have the courage to stand
against these state sponsored tyrants. P4p