SYMPOSIUM PROGRAM

 

TIME
THE PROGRAM

SPEAKER

09.00

Opening. The President of the NCHR/NKMR, Ruby Harrold-Claesson, Sweden, welcomes the speakers and participants

Ordförande
09.15

Viewing of Russia Today-documentary "Legal abduction".
The documentary deals with the prevalent cases of compulsory public care for Russian children residing in Finland.


Viewing of "Report on the Fact finding visit to Denmark 20 - 21 06, 2013"

BREAK

Presentation of the NCHR/NKMR's first Lifetime Award to Attorney, former medical practitioner, Mrs Siv Westerberg and her late husband, Dr. Per Westerberg, for their tireless struggle for the protection of children's and their families' Human Rights in Sweden, the Nordic countries and internationally

Ordförande
09.50

Johan Bäckman. "Human rights violations in the Finnish "child protection": the case of the Russian mothers and children in Finland and consequences for Russian-Finnish relations"

Johan Bäckman
10.30

Ian Josephs, "Forced Adoption. The Aggravated situation in the UK".

Ian Josephs

PAUS

11.20

Søren Bernhard Lindegaard, "Compulsory public care of children in Denmark".

Søren Bernhard Lindegaard
12.00-13.00 LUNCH
13.10

Sofia Rapp Johansson, "A former foster child's story of her struggle for redress from the society"

Sofia Rapp Johansson
13.50

Jan Hansen, "Facts about the Norwegian child welfare system and crimes committed in compulsary care cases".

Jan Hansen
14.30-15.00 KAFFEPAUS
15.00

Solveig Holmström. "Compulsory public care of children in Finland. - A grandmother's opinions and criticism of the arbitrary decisions of the social authorities to isolate children in public care, from their relatives."

Solveig Holmström
15.40

Panel discussion. The pressing need for reforms in the systems of child protection in the Nordic countries

The Speakers debate the "child protection" systems in the Nordic countries and possible solutions.
Moderator: Attorney Madeleine Johansson, LLM, Gothenburg.

17.00 SYMPOSIET AVSLUTAS

 

After each speaker there will be 5-10 mins for brief questions to the speaker and even short comments.


Please be aware that
the program for the symposium may be altered for reasons beyond our control.


For those of you
who have special needs such as seating or other requirements because of hearing impairment or other disabilities:

 

Please contact Rigmor Persson.

 

 

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