Link: Clare's law: After mother's brutal murder, women to get right to check abusive partners' criminal records
Women who use the internet to seek boyfriends will win the right to force the police to reveal if they have a history of violence under plans being considered by Home Secretary Theresa May.
The controversial move is in response to fears that the growing phenomenon of internet dating means more and more women are going out with men whose backgrounds they know little about.
The proposal has been called ‘Clare’s Law’, after the horrific killing of 36-year-old mother Clare Wood by a man she met on Facebook. George Appleton strangled Ms Wood and set her body on fire before hanging himself.
TBH I really don't see how this is any different from some seemingly-charming bloke you meet in a bar turning out to be a complete git, except perhaps that you both get a chance to lie about yourselves in advance of the actual meeting.
And this can't work unless you require official ID of people when they sign up to any of the 'social' networking sites.
I don't want to be unsympathetic but given the apparent number of shag-someone-off-the-internet sites around, this kind of thing is almost inevitable.
A Clare’s Law campaign is to be launched tomorrow. It is modelled on Sarah’s Law’, the successful fight to give parents the right to check on paedophiles in their area after the murder of schoolgirl Sarah Payne.
Was this actually brought in? I thought it got shelved?