Schlagwort: Human Rights

Emergency placements down in Norway. Should we start to celebrate?

Going by the latest official figures, emergency placements in Norway have reduced from 1,804 in 2017 to 1,583 in 2018. Should we be celebrating this reduction in emergency placements of children? Emergency placements, where children are taken away… Read More

A never-ending struggle that is becoming increasingly difficult

In his article “A never-ending struggle that is becoming increasingly difficult”, Norwegian lawyer, Erlend Liaklev Andersen encourages parents not to give up fighting for their children. Andersen recognises that Norway’s child welfare system, is a system of obstruction… Read More

Norwegian children not treated like human beings by Barnevernet

If you really want to know what’s happening in Norway’s Child Welfare System, Barnevernet, you MUST READ the transcript of this recent interview. Shocking and disturbing and sadly common. Two weeks ago specialist psychologist Ester Solberg was interviewed… Read More

The Family Destroyer from the Norwegian Christian Party / Krf

Kjell Ingolf Ropstad

Written by MARGARET HENNUM: The Norwegian Christian Party (Krf) holds its banner high when it comes to family values. Krf fronted the extra financial support to families with children under the age of three and the increase of the… Read More

A family targeted, a mother dehumanised and Hans Magnus’ rights trodden on in Norway!

Sylvia Gustavsen Ensby writes (translated): “I’ll support you all the way,” said my GP at Hole Medical Centre when we were there and found out that we were having a child. Before the appointment, and almost in disbelief,… Read More

EMERGENCY PLACEMENTS SKY ROCKET IN NORWAY

Statistics show that respect for human rights, including children’s rights, deteriorated alarmingly in Norway between 2008 and 2015. An enormous increase in emergency placements has, in many cases, put the authorities in a position of not only breaking… Read More

Miscarriage of justice

In 2011, award-winning Norwegian film-maker Kathrine Haugen’s world fell apart. Haugen was filming in Cyprus at the time, recording a feature film called Skvis (“Squeeze”). Back at the hotel the phone rang. In immense distress, one of Haugen’s… Read More

MANY PEOPLE FEAR NORWAY’S CHILD WELFARE SERVICE

Norwegian human rights advocate Tor Åge Berglid claims that family placements – where children are placed with members of their extended family – just don’t happen. He writes: “Barnevernet only considers shipping children out to strangers and leaving… Read More

NORWAY’S CHILD WELFARE SYSTEM – WORMING ITS WAY OUT OF RULES AND REGULATIONS

In an article titled “Child Welfare”, Øistein Schjønsby, a Norwegian lawyer with thirty years’ experience explains how NCWS tends to worm its way out of existing rules and regulations. He observes that public interest in neglected children and… Read More

FORMER NORWEGIAN CHILD WELFARE EMPLOYEE SPEAKS OUT

In an interview between Norwegians Hanne Nabintu Herland and Erik Selle, Herland presents her honest views about Norway’s Child Welfare System. Herland worked for a number of years in Norway’s child welfare services, and what made her so furious… Read More