The Supreme Court in the United Kingdom has issued a “final ruling” telling the Watch Tower and Bible Tract Society of Great Britain that it cannot stop the Charity Commission from investigating the charity. This ruling could end the Watchtower’s last gasp efforts to derail the Charity Commission’s inquiries.
BBC Radio 4 reported on Sunday, February 14, 2016 that Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom Hall elders in the UK were directed by the Watchtower Society’s headquarters to destroy certain documents that were of particular interest to the Goddard Inquiry investigating child abuse and reporting of criminal behavior.
From GOV.UK – February 10, 2016 Government response Charity Commission defends its investigation into Jehovah’s Witness charity in the Court of Appeal Trustees have asked the Court of Appeal to permit their legal challenge to the statutory inquiry that was opened by the commission in 2014.
Survivors of child sex abuse are campaigning for the UK government to introduce mandatory reporting laws to help tackle abuse within Jehovah’s Witnesses communities. This follows on the heels of the Australian Royal Commission Investigation regarding the handling of child abuse by Jehovah’s Witnesses and their policies. The Royal Commission considered similar demands for improved reporting […]
In an article dated September 23, 2015, Trey Bundy reports what happened when one of the Watchtower Society’s Governing Body members testified during two weeks of hearings before a Royal Commission in Australia. Geoffrey Jackson, one of seven current Governing Body members, and several other high-ranking members of the organization in Australia testified for hours […]
Mr. Angus Stewart’s opening statement: “Your Honour and Commissioner, this is the 29th public hearing of the Royal Commission. This case study concerns the response of the church of the Jehovah’s Witnesses and its corporation, the Watchtower Bible & Tract Society of Australia, to reports of child sexual abuse within the Jehovah’s Witness Church in […]