Invitation to the NCHR Symposium 2004

The Nordic Committee for Human Rights


For the protection of Family Rights in the Nordic countries




The Nordic Committee for Human Rights - NCHR - invitation to Symposium

at Hotell Europa, Köpmansgatan 38, Gothenburg, Sweden

Saturday,  5 June 2004, kl. 10.00




Theme: Corruption and miscarriages of justice in child care cases.



(After each lecture the auditorium will have 5 - 10 minutes to ask brief questions or to make short remarks.)


10.00    Ruby Harrold-Claesson, Sweden, president of the NCHR, opening and welcome.


10.10    Dr. Colin Paterson, Dept. of Medicine, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee, Scotland
Temporary Brittle Bone Syndrome. Unexplained fractures may be the hallmark of all forms of brittle bone disease. Innocent parents are being accused of harming their children.


11.00    Patricia Brierty-Ames, B.A
P, C & S vs UK.  The mother's story. The mother who had to conduct her own case and the secrecy of the British family courts


11.40    Dr. Clive Baldwin, Senior Lecturer, University of Bradford, England
Without relevant or sufficient reason:  the case of P, C & S vs United Kingdom, Munchausen By Proxy





12.30 - 13.30 LUNCH




13.30    The Dolhamre Family
The Götene Case. The abuses of power and the miscarriages of justice committed by the authorities against the family.   (In Swedish)



14.30  Pia Degermark, artist, former film star and actress.
"I do not intend to give up the fight for my child". (In Swedish) Cancelled due to death in the family


14.30   Kent Sändh, Head of laboratory, inventor and former orphanage resident. Founder of the Association "The Step children of the society".  
Neglect and mistreatment in public care of children - formerly and at present (In Swedish)



15.00 - 15.30 Coffee break




15.30   Anders Bergkvist, Ph. D, Cell and Mollelucar Biology, HarvardUniv., GothenburgUniv.  
We live because we are copying bunches of information (In Swedish)


16.00    Professor Marianne Haslev Skånland, Bergen, Norway.
The art of winning cases in the

European Court
  - The Curdish people and the
European Court
(In Norwegian) Cancelled will be delivered on another occasion.









Hyacinth Österlin’s letter to the NCHR. An emigrated immigrant's views on the Götene Case
E-mail letter to the NCHR - November 21, 2002.


The Götene Case

By Ruby Harrold-Claesson


The Edner Case
by Ruby Harrold-Claesson


The Helena Lufuma Case


Spectre of Children's Gulag haunts Sweden
By Chris Mosey


Swedish couple enduring USA poverty to keep son
By John Brinkley


A Family's Flight From the Welfare State
By Jacob YOUNG with Joan WESTREICH in New York and Donna FOOTE in London


Foster children as lucrative business
By Siv Westerberg


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