This is an issue that a lot of people feel very strongly about. The Judge has said that families who agree to certain restrictions can still travel to these countries of concern.
However, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has raised concerns about monitoring, which the judge has said he will now consider. An MoJ official wrote to the court saying there were “resource implications” in tagging being used in family court matters and questioned who would be responsible for enforcement.
We shall have to wait and see what the Judge says next.
Families suspected of attempting to travel overseas to join Isis should be allowed to keep custody of their children – as long as the parents wear electronic tags, a High Court judge has ruled. A written ruling on the cases from Sir James Munby, president of the Family Division of the High Court in London, was published following hearings in private. Justice Munby argued that the package of protective measures agreed to by parents provided “the necessary very high degree of assurance” needed.