NCHR Symposium 2010 - Programme

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 21, 2010 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.)


This year's theme:


Violations of Human Rights when children are forcibly removed from their parents and placed in foster homes




(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 "Home, wonderful foster home" ("Hem, ljuva fosterhem"), producer: Maria Bergvall, photo: Peter Rinaldo and Caj Muller. 

Break (10 min)




10.00    Margareta Palm, "After the foster home. Life during and after foster care. The child and its relationship with its relatives".



10.40    James Deuchars, "The importance of Grandparents and the Scottish Government's Charter for Grandchildren". 




Break (10 min)




11.20    Abigail Lehrer, "The worst dragon - parents' experiences of the abuse of power being perpetrated by Swedish social workers ".








12.00 - 13.00 LUNCH






13.00    Marius Reikerås, "Violations of Human Rights in Norway." Marius Reikerås criticises the abuses of power being committed by the Norwegian social authorities.



13.40    Christer Johansson, "The child in the show of power. How the social council and the social workers in the Municipality of Gotland destroy a child and violate his and his family's Human Rights."







14.10 - 14.50 Coffee Break



14.50    Lena Hellblom Sjögren. "The Alienation of Parents. A crime against children's and their parents' Human rights. "






15.30  Tryggve Emstedt, "Experiences from 30 years of working with child-care cases".














Presentation of the Speakers



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