NCHR celebrates Universal Children's Day 2017

NCHR CELEBRATES

UNIVERSAL CHILDREN's DAY
20 November 2017 

 

 

United Nations Universal Children’s Day was established in 1954 and is celebrated on November 20th each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children's welfare.

November 20th is an important date as it is the date in 1959 when the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. November 20th is also the date in 1989 when the UN General assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child.


Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland have signed and ratified the UN Child Convention. However, despite the solemn oral and written acknowledgments, social workers in all our Nordic countries continue to violate children's human rights by forcibly removing them from their families and constraining them to live with total strangers, usually without any contact with their parents, siblings or other relatives, even in cases where there is no pressing need. 
Through the practice of forcible removals, the social workers traumatise several tens of thousands of children and families in the Nordic countries every year.

It is however totally inhuman to give children "rights" while at the same time they are being deprived of their fundamental human right to private and family life as guaranteed by the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, and the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.

 

 

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