Report to the UN and CRC

 

Summary - Report to the UN and CRC - Child Removal Cases in Sweden and the Nordic countries

This Report was made by 32 Nordic Law professionals.
Since the beginning of the 20th Century, Sweden and the Nordic countries all have laws which give the social welfare authorities the power to forcibly remove children from the care of their parents - on what appears to be arbitrary grounds - and place them in foster homes, or institutions, among total strangers. From 1920 to the present day, more than 300 000 children in Sweden have been removed from their homes and placed in compulsory foster care.

The statistics for Norway, Finland and Denmark are a little lower.

The Report was sent to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Judge Navi Pillay, the Committee on the Rights of the Child, the National Institutions and Regional Mechanisms Section, and the Coordinator National Institutions Unit, Gianni Magazzeni, on Human Rights Day, December 10, 2012.


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pdfSummary - Report to the UN and CRC - Child Removal Cases in Sweden and the Nordic countries

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pdfReport to the UN and CRC - Child Removal Cases in Sweden and the Nordic countries


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