Comittee on Rights of Child considers third periodic report of Sweden, January 2005

COMMITTEE ON RIGHTS OF CHILD CONSIDERS THIRD PERIODIC REPORT OF SWEDEN

 

 

On January 11, 2005, the Committee on the Rights of the Child considered the third periodic report of Sweden on that country’s efforts to implement the provisions of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Introducing the report, Elisabeth Borsiin Bonnier, Permanent Representative of
Sweden to the United Nations Office at Geneva, said the work of her Government to implement the provisions of the Convention within Swedish society had been constantly on-going since the country had ratified the treaty 15 years ago.


Committee Experts raised questions concerning child asylum seekers, the treatment of children with disabilities, acquisition of citizenship, and placement of children in foster families, among other things.

 

Moushira Khattab, (Egypt), the Committee Expert who also served as country Rapporteur for the report of Sweden, said Swedish children were fortunate to enjoy their rights.

 

The NCHR finds it surprising that Moushira Khattab, the person who has served as country Rapporteur for the report of Sweden, could say that "Swedish children were fortunate to enjoy their rights". Judging from Ms. Khattab's CV, her working languages are Arabic, English, French and German, it is quite obvious that she is unfamiliar with the tens of thousands of cases where the social services and the administrative court system in Sweden deprive children of their basic Human Rights to private and family life by forcibly taking them into public care and placing them in foster homes among total strangers. These child care cases are completely lacking in fairness, transparency, accountability and the rule of law. It is also quite obvious that Ms Khattab is not acquainted with the judgements in public care cases that the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg has delivered against Sweden since 1982. It is also quite obvious that Ms Khattab has never visited the NCHR's web site where there is more than sufficient information to prove the serious violations of the basic Human Rights to private and family life of tens of thousands of children and their families.

 

 

 

COMMITTEE ON RIGHTS OF CHILD CONSIDERS THIRD PERIODIC REPORT OF SWEDEN

 

 

 

LIST OF ISSUES TO BE TAKEN UP IN CONNECTION WITH THE CONSIDERATION OF THE THIRD PERIODIC REPORT : SWEDEN.

 

 

 

OBSERVATIONS WITH RESPECT TO THE WRITTEN REPLIES OF THE GOVERNMENT OF SWEDEN CONCERNING THE LIST OF ISSUES

 

 

 

 

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