Programme - Symposium 2011

The Nordic Committee for Human Rights


For the protection of Family Rights in the Nordic countries

  The Nordic Committee for Human Rights - NKMR
Invitation to the NCHR's Symposium
at Hotel Scandic Crown, Polhemsplatsen 3, 411 11 Gothenburg, Sweden
Saturday, August 20, 2011 at 9 AM
Everyone is welcome to attend the Symposium - both members of the NCHR and non-members. Free admission.
  Prior notification is required due to planning for refreshments to:
Rigmor Persson (+) 46 31 - 93 57 95, (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Ruby Harrold-Claesson, (+) 46 31 - 70 20 385, (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

The Symposium theme:

Administrative court violations of children's and their families', Human Rights in public care cases


(There will be 5-10 minutes after each lecture for brief questions to the lecturers and short debate.)


9.00    Opening. The President of the NCHR, Ruby Harrold-Claesson, Sweden, welcomes the participants.


09.10    Viewing of " Family First dokumentären "My Mummy's a Criminal", producent: Bob McCoskrie, Family First, Protecting Good Parents, New Zealand.    

Break (10 min)


10.00    Lena Hellblom Sjögren, Ph. D., Leg. Psychologist: "Parental Alienation. A gross violation of children's and their parents' Human rights. ".


11.00    Hans Hjortsjö, former Administrative Court of Appeal judge: "A former Appeal Court judge's experience of working with cumpolsary child care cases and contacts with the social system".  



12.00 - 13.00 LUNCH



13.00    Panel discussion. "Two former social council chairmen, and one current social council chairman debate the methods and attitudes among staff in social services."
Starring: Sonja Cederlöf, social council Askersund, Anthony (Tony) Curry, social council Bergsjön, and Mia Magné, social council Mark Municipality.
Moderator: Attorney Madeleine Johansson, LLM, Gothenburg




15.00 - 15.30  Coffee Break


15.30    Ruby Harrold-Claesson. "Biased judges. How certain magistrates in the administrative courts harass lawyers and commit serious misconduct crimes - without sanctions. Three cases from Malmö and Karlstad"



15.40  Raili Rindelöv, "Abduction of children in the EU. Case C-435/06, European Court of Justice".

16.20     Thomas Cohn, "Lack of rule of law in the Swedish courts and  administrative courts. How the system of remuneration for lawyers in Sweden works - or does not work."







The NCHR Symposium 2011 - Presentation of the Speakers



The NCHR Symposium 2011



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