NCHR celebrates International Family Day 2006

THE NCHR CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL FAMILY DAY
May 15, 2006



 

 

 

 

The world celebrates International Family Day on May 15. In recognition of the importance of the Family, the Nordic Committee for Human Rights - NCHR - For the Protection of Family Rights in the Nordic countries, wants to draw to the attention of the civilized world, that International Family Day is not being celebrated officially in Sweden.
 

 

 

 

 

International Family Day is about recognising the importance and value of families in our society. The family plays a crucial role in influencing our lives across so many areas - including our health and our well-being. The family is the corner stone of every society, however family is not allowed to play any prominent role in the so called welfare states of Scandinavia.

 

Many of the problems with juvenile delinquency, mobbing and violence in our society today can be directly attributed to the “modern” child-rearing practices, the absence of mothers in the homes and the high divorce rate. Instead of helping families to remain intact, the mainstream policy is to break up families by all means, even by depriving children of their parents and placing them in foster homes among total strangers - all under the motto of “the best interests of the child”. The problems are the same in Norway, Denmark and Finland.

The best interest of the child however seems to be best served in the bosom of the Family.

 

The Swedish government has initiated "A new plan of action for Human Rights". The NCHR is one of the organisations that have been invited to participate in this work. At the meetings held at the Ministry of Justice in Stockholm on February 10 and May 2, 2005, the NCHR has drawn focus to the issues of the unnecessary taking of children into public care and placing them in foster homes, the total absence of the rule of law in the administrative courts and the enormous waste of billions of taxpayers money because of these cases.  We are therefore looking forward to seeing concrete measures for the protection of Human Rights and fundamental freedoms in Sweden. 

 

At present several hundreds of former foster children, from the 1940 and onwards, are suing the different municipalities in Sweden, starting with Stockholm, the capital, for the abuses that they suffered during their childhood, the lack of love and affection and respect for their private and family life that the were guaranteed by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms and the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.

 

A similar case is in progress in Bergen, Norway.

 

 

Ruby Harrold-Claesson

Attorney-at-law

President of the NCHR

 

 

Destroying the Family: Swedish style

 

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NCHR celebrates International Family Day 2008

THE NCHR CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL FAMILY DAY
May 15, 2008



 

 

 

 

The world celebrates International Family Day on May 15.

In recognition of the importance of the Family, the Nordic Committee for Human Rights - NCHR - For the Protection of Family Rights in the Nordic countries, wants to draw to the attention of the civilized world, that International Family Day is not being celebrated officially in Sweden or the other Nordic countries.
 

 

 

 

 

International Family Day is about recognising the importance and value of families in our society. The family plays a crucial role in influencing our lives across so many areas - including our health and our well-being. The family is the corner stone of every society, however family is not allowed to play any prominent role in the so-called welfare states of Scandinavia.

 

Many of the problems with juvenile delinquency, mobbing and violence in our society today can be directly attributed to the “modern” child-rearing practices, the absence of mothers in the homes and the high divorce rate. Instead of helping families to remain intact, the mainstream policy is to break up families by all means, even by depriving children of their parents and placing them in foster homes among total strangers - all under the motto of “the best interests of the child”. These problems are particularly Swedish but also the same in Norway, Denmark and Finland.

The best interest of the child however seems to be best served in the bosom of the Family.

 

In 2005, the Swedish government initiated "A New Plan of Action for Human Rights". The NCHR is one of the organisations that have been invited to participate in this work. At the meetings held at the Ministry of Justice in Stockholm on February 10 and May 2, 2005, the NCHR has drawn focus to the issues of the unnecessary taking of children into public care and placing them in foster homes, the total absence of the rule of law in the administrative courts and the enormous waste of billions of taxpayers money because of these cases. 
The contribution that the NCHR has made to the "New Plan of Action for Human Rights" can be found in the Government Missive 2005/2006:95, page 212 as follows:

"Finally we should mention in connection to the right to private life, that a couple of NGO's have delivered statements concerning family life.

The Nordic Committee for Human Rights has advanced their views that the taking of children into public care and placing them in foster homes is harmful for children and that the level of knowledge within the social services needs to be strengthened. The organization uses the stories that former foster children told about the miserable conditions in the orphanages and children's homes on TV in December 2005 to support their views."

The NCHR was invited to participate in the government conference on Februari 7, 2008, concerning the promulgation of "A New Plan of Action for Human Rights 2006-2009"
 
We are therefore looking forward to seeing concrete measures for the protection of Human Rights and fundamental freedoms in Sweden and the Nordic countries in the very near future. 

 

Recently several hundreds of former foster children, from the 1940's and onwards, founded the organization "Stolen Childhood" for the sole purpose of suing the different municipalities in Sweden, starting with Stockholm, for the abuses that they suffered during their childhood and youth, the lack of love and affection and respect for their private and family life that the are guaranteed by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms and the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.

At present the case is in the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France.

A similar case is in progress in Norway.

 

Ruby Harrold-Claesson

Ruby Harrold-Claesson
Attorney-at-law
President of the NCHR

 

 

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NCHR celebrates International Family Day 2005

THE NCHR CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL FAMILY DAY
May 15, 2005



 

 

 

 

The world celebrates International Family Day on May 15. In recognition of the importance of the Family, the Nordic Committee for Human Rights - NCHR - For the Protection of Family Rights in the Nordic countries, wants to draw to the attention of the civilized world, that International Family Day is not being celebrated officially in Sweden.
 

 

 

 

 

International Family Day is about recognising the importance and value of families in our society. The family plays a crucial role in influencing our lives across so many areas - including our health and our well-being. The family is the corner stone of every society, however family is not allowed to play any prominent role in the so called welfare states of Scandinavia.

 

Many of the problems with juvenile delinquency, mobbing and violence in our society today can be directly attributed to the “modern” child-rearing practices, the absence of mothers in the homes and the high divorce rate. Instead of helping families to remain intact, the mainstream policy is to break up families by all means, even by depriving children of their parents and placing them in foster homes among total strangers - all under the motto of “the best interests of the child”. The problems are the same in Norway, Denmark and Finland.

The best interest of the child however seems to be best served in the bosom of the Family.

 

The Swedish government has initiated "A new plan of action for Human Rights". The NCHR is one of the organisations that has been invited to participate in this work. At the meetings held at the Ministry of Justice in Stockholm on February 10 and May 2, 2005, the NCHR has drawn focus to the issues of the unnecessary taking of children into public care and placing them in foster homes, the total absence of the rule of law in the administrative courts and the enormous waste of billions of taxpayers money because of these cases.  We are therefore looking forward to seeing concrete measures for the protection of Human Rights and fundamental freedoms in Sweden. 

 

Ruby Harrold-Claesson

Attorney-at-law

President of the NCHR

 

 

Destroying the Family: Swedish style

 

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NCHR celebrates International Family Day, May 15, 2010

THE NCHR CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL FAMILY DAY
May 15, 2010



 

 

 

 

The world celebrates International Family Day on May 15.

In recognition of the importance of the Family, the Nordic Committee for Human Rights - NCHR - For the Protection of Family Rights in the Nordic countries, wants to draw to the attention of the civilized world, that International Family Day is not being celebrated officially in Sweden or the other Nordic countries.
 

 

 

 

 

International Family Day is about recognising the importance, the value of families in our society. The family plays a crucial role in influencing our lives across so many areas - including our health and our well-being. The family is the corner stone of every society on Earth. However family is not allowed to play any prominent role in the so-called welfare states of Scandinavia.

Many of the problems with juvenile delinquency, mobbing and violence in our society today can be directly attributed to the “modern” child-rearing practices, the absence of mothers in the homes and the high divorce rate. Instead of helping families to remain intact, the mainstream policy is to break up families by all means, even by depriving children of their parents and placing them in foster homes among total strangers - all under the motto of “the best interests of the child”. These problems are particularly Swedish but also the same in Norway, Denmark and Finland.

The best interest of the child however seems to be best served in the bosom of the Family.

In 2005, the Swedish government initiated "A New Plan of Action for Human Rights". The NCHR is one of the organisations that have been invited to participate in this work. At the meetings held at the Ministry of Justice in Stockholm on February 10 and May 2, 2005, the NCHR has drawn focus to the issues of the unnecessary taking of children into public care and placing them in foster homes, the total absence of the rule of law in the administrative courts and the enormous waste of billions of taxpayers money in the wake of these cases. 
The contribution that the NCHR has made to the "New Plan of Action for Human Rights" can be found in the Government Missive 2005/2006:95, page 212 as follows:

"Finally we should mention in connection to the right to private life, that a couple of NGO's have delivered statements concerning family life.

The Nordic Committee for Human Rights has advanced their views that the taking of children into public care and placing them in foster homes is harmful for children and that the level of knowledge within the social services needs to be strengthened. The organization uses the stories that former foster children told about the miserable conditions in the orphanages and children's homes on TV in December 2005 to support their views."

The NCHR was also invited to participate in the government conference on February 7, 2008, concerning the promulgation of "A New Plan of Action for Human Rights 2006-2009" and for the assessment of its implementation. The NCHR's assessment was submitted on April 30, 2010 and it is published on the NCHR's web site. We are therefore looking forward to seeing concrete measures for the protection of Human Rights and fundamental freedoms in Sweden and the Nordic countries in the very near future. 

On May 2, 2007, 23 lawyers including a former judge at the Administrative Court of Appeal in Gothenburg and a former prosecutor sent a letter to Sweden's Chancellor of Justice, Goran Lambertz, because "Children are being taken into care on arbitrary grounds". Legal security for children and their parents and relatives is totally absent in public care cases. There are also cases where covert adoptions occur. In 2008, former chief justice and Associate Professor Mrs Brita Sundberg-Weitman published her book: "Sweden and the rule of law in the 2000s", in which she has examined 169 notifications of human rights violations that were made to the Ombudsman of Justice. Brita Sundberg-Weitman's book confirms that there is a severe human rights deficit in Sweden.

In 2006, several hundreds of former foster children, from the 1940's and onwards, founded the organization "Stolen Childhood" for the sole purpose of suing the different municipalities in Sweden, starting with Stockholm, for the abuses that they suffered during their childhood and youth, the lack of love and affection and respect for their private and family life: basic human rights that the are guaranteed by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms and the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.

The Swedish court system refused them the right to plead their case and unfortunately, the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France declared their complaint inadmissible.
A similar case in Norway met the same fate.

Sweden has had hundreds of care cases that have been exposed in the media since the mid 1950s, for eg The Alexander Aminoff Case, The Olsson Case,
The Götene Case and many, many others. The methods that the system uses when taking children into care have become more and more brutal - despite several European Court verdicts against Sweden. One case of compulsory care and foster home placement that has international media focus at present is The Domenic Johansson Case. Domenic Johansson was sitting on a Turkish Airliner on June 25, 2009, on his way with his parents to settle in his mother's home country, India, when the plane was boarded by armed police who removed him from the plane and delivered him to the social workers who were waiting to take him into public care.

The forcible taking into care and placing of children in foster homes is done under the mantra "the best interests of the child". However, the best interests of children can often only be determined once their childhood has fled. A destroyed or lost childhood can never be recovered.

The best interests of the child are best safeguarded in the Family, where there is an ethical band ie love and care for the child there. It should be noted that care of children in their own families is the only form of care that does not receive state support in Sweden.


The governments of Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland have signed and ratified the UN Declaration of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. Article 12 of the UN Charter guarantees everyone the right to respect for his private and family life. Sweden's government has signed and ratified the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. Article 8 of the Convention guarantees everyone the right to respect for his private and family life. Yet, Sweden, Norway and Finland have been convicted in the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg for the violation of children and their families' Article 8 rights, just because of forcible care and foster home placement of children.

The European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms was incorporated into Swedish law on January 1, 1995, by SFS 1994:1219. The Convention is subsequently published in the Swedish law book - but without the preambule, which explains the objectives that the creators of the Convention hope to achieve.

The UN Convention on the rights of the Child (UNCROC) is one of the latest in the series of international conventions that have been signed and ratified by the Nordic countries. Also the UNCROC, Article 16, guarantees children the right to respect for their private and family life.

Despite the fact that Sweden, Norway and Finland have been convicted in the European Court of Human Rights due to compulsory care cases, and although the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms is now incorporated in the laws of the Nordic countries, cases of compulsory care and foster home placements of children continue to increase and they are becoming more and more brutal.

The governments and the authorities in the Nordic countries have to learn to respect the basic Human Rights of their citizens and residents. There is no greater abuse to children than separating them from their families and placing them to live among total strangers.

Ruby Harrold-Claesson

Ruby Harrold-Claesson
Attorney-at-law
President of the NCHR

 

 

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Happy New Year !

 

 

 

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR !

 

 

 

 

 

new_year_2003

 

 

 

 

Here's wishing you all

A Bright and Prosperous New Year 2003


And freedom from oppression, tyranny and the unnecessary taking of children into care by social workers.

I took this photo at Liseberg, the Amusement Park in
Gothenburg, Sweden, on December 22, 2002. The trees were so beautifully decorated with lights that they gave a feeling of peace and harmony, so I have chosen to share the picture with you.

Greetings from

Ruby Harrold-Claesson

 

President of the NCHR.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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NKMR FIRAR INTERNATIONELLA FAMILJEDAGEN - 2014

NKMR FIRAR
INTERNATIONELLA FAMILJEDAGEN
den 15 maj 2014
 
2014 markerar 20 års jubileum för FN:s Internationella Familje År och idag är Internationella Familjedagen. FN har instiftat den 15 maj som Internationella familjedagen. FN har öronmärkt denna speciella dag, varje år, för att understryka familjens betydelse för alla samhällen - inklusive våra nordiska samhällen. Internationella Familjedagen firas runt om i världen på olika sätt.
I Sverige och våra nordiska grannländer förbigås Internationella Familjedagen med absolut möjliga tystnad.
pdfNKMR FIRAR INTERNATIONELLA FAMILJEDAGEN - 2014

NKMR Gratulerar Jerzy Donus för utmärkelserna för din film!

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Jerzy Donus (Sweden), For My Children, Documentary Feature

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    Det är med stolthet som NKMR gratulerar Jerzy Donus till utmärkelserna som hans film "For My Children" har vunnit i 18 på varandra följande internationella Filmfestivaler.

    Våra medlemmar jur. kand., med. lic Siv Westerberg som flerfaldigt vunnit mål mot Sverige i Europadomstolen, vår v. ordf. jur kand. Jenny Beltrán, vår ordf. jur. kand. Ruby Harrold-Claesson och fil Dr, leg. psykolog, Lena Hellblom Sjögren som har föreläst vid flera av NKMR:s Symposier, medverkar i filmen.

     

    Filmen handlar om något som har varit mycket aktuellt sedan 1988 då jur. kand., med. lic Siv Westerberg vann Olsson v. Sverige i Europadomstolen, men trots flera fällande domar lever det rättsliga missfostret, legala barnarov eller LVU, Lagen om Vård av Unga kvar.

     

    Förutom utmärkelsen ovan har filmen "For My Children" vunnit en utmärkelse vid Jakarta, Indonesia, International Film Festival For Family, Public Service, Against Drug Abuse and Trafficking 2015 "Award of Merit" och "Best Feature Documentary" vid Los Angeles, L.A.CineFest.


    Filmen "For My Children" visades på NKMRs Symposium den 5 september 2015.

    Tillägg 2016-01-19: Trots de stora framgångarna som Jerzy Donus dokumentar "For My Children" har haft internationellt, har varken Stockholms Filmfestival, Gothenburg Film Festival eller någon svensk TV-station velat visa filmen.

    For My Children trailer

NKMR firar Internationella Antikorruptionsdagen

NKMR firar Internationella Antikorruptionsdagen 11 ÅR


Den 9 december är den Internationella Antikorruptionsdagen.

Idag, den 9 december 2015, firar NKMR Internationella Antikorruptionsdagens 11 Årsjubileum.

Citat ur Pressmeddelandet 2005-12-09

"Politiska partier uppfattas som mest korrupta i världsomfattande undersökning genomförd av Transparency International."

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NKMR firar de Mänskliga Rättigheternas Dag - 10 december 2015

NKMR firar de Mänskliga Rättigheternas Dag - 10 december 2015

1948 - 2015.

FN:s Allmänna förklaring om de mänskliga rättigheterna fyller 67 år!

 

"Det är vår plikt att tillse att dessa rättigheter är en levande verklighet - att de är kända, förstådda och åtnjutas av alla, överallt. Det är ofta de som är i störst behov av skydd för sina mänskliga rättigheter, som också behöver bli upplysta om att Deklarationen existerar - och att den finns för dem." Citat: FN:s Generalsekreterare, Ban Ki-moon, 2013.
 

Den 10 december 1948 antog FNs Generalförsamling den Allmänna förklaringen om de mänskliga rättigheterna också kallad FNs Deklaration om de mänskliga rättigheterna. FNs Deklaration fyller således 67 år idag. FN Deklarationen utgör en universell måttstock beträffande skydd och försvar för mänskliga rättigheter.

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Merry Christmas Happy New Year 2016

Nordic Committee for Human Rights
wishes all
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2016


 
In today's world.....What if?

 

We, in the NCHR, deeply regret the suffering caused to all the children who
have been taken into care on arbitrary grounds and placed in foster homes
or institutions. We also extend our sympathy to their parents and relatives.

Christmas time is Family time.

However, during the Christmas season, the social services in the Nordic
countries almost systematically refuse contact between the children in
compulsory care and their families.

Sincere Christmas Greetings
and wishing
Respect for Family Rights 2016

The Steering Committee

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Infant discovered in barn, Child Protective Services launch probe

Merry Christmas Happy New Year 2018


Nordic Committee for Human Rights
wishes all
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2018


In today's world.....What if?

 

We, in the NCHR, deeply regret the suffering caused to all the children who
have been taken into care on arbitrary grounds and placed in foster homes
or institutions. We also extend our sympathy to their parents and relatives.

Christmas time is Family time.

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Merry Christmas & Better New Year 2019

Nordic Committee for Human Rights
wishes all
Merry Christmas & Better New Year 2019

 

In today's world.....What if?

 

We, in the NCHR, deeply regret the suffering caused to all the children who
have been taken into care on arbitrary grounds and placed in foster homes
or institutions. We also extend our sympathy to their parents and relatives.

Christmas time is Family time.

However, during the Christmas season, the social services in the Nordic
countries almost systematically refuse contact between the children in
compulsory care and their families.

Sincere Christmas Greetings
and wishing
Respect for Family Rights 2019

The Steering Committee

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God Jul & Bättre Nytt År 2019

 

Joyeux Noël & Meilleure Année 2019

 

Infant discovered in barn, Child Protective Services launch probe

 


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NKMR 23 År

 

 


NKMR 23År, 30-11-1996 - 30-11-2019
Organisationen: Society of Friends of Abandoned Children Úsmev ako dar, Smile as a gift och Associationen för Familjerättsdomare har förärat Ruby Harrold-Claesson ett Hedersdiplom för "enastående mod, medkänsla och humanitärt engagemang för barns rätt att inte bli separerade från sina föräldrar "
(Art. 9 Barnkonventionen)

NKMR är hedrade och gläds över att vårt arbete för att skydda barns mänskliga rättighet att inte bli separerade från sina föräldrar erkänns bland annat av Associationen för Familjerättsdomare i Slovakien.

 

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NKMR firar de Mänskliga Rättigheternas dag 2019

NKMR firar de Mänskliga Rättigheternas dag - 10 december 2019

 

71 år av Mänskliga Rättigheter - 1948 - 2019.

 

FN:s Allmänna förklaring om de mänskliga rättigheterna fyller 71 år!

 

 

Den 10 december 1948 antog FNs Generalförsamling den Allmänna förklaringen om de mänskliga rättigheterna också kallad FNs Deklaration om de mänskliga rättigheterna.
FNs Deklaration fyller således 71 år idag.
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Merry Christmas & Better New Year 2020

 

Nordic Committee for Human Rights
wishes all
Merry Christmas & Better New Year 2020

 

 

 

 

In today's world.....What if?

 

 

We, in the NCHR, deeply regret the suffering caused to all the children who
have been taken into care on arbitrary grounds and placed in foster homes
or institutions. We also extend our sympathy to their parents and relatives.

Christmas time is Family time.

 

However, during the Christmas season, the social services in the Nordic
countries almost systematically refuse contact between the children in
compulsory care and their families.

The NCHR is pleased to announce, or to remind, that the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France, has in three (3) verdicts pronounced since September 2019, found Norway guilty of serious violations of children's and their families' Human Rights to private and family life.
European Court verdicts apply to - and must be respected by - ALL European States. 

 

 

Sincere Christmas Greetings
and wishing
Respect for Family Rights and all Human Rights in 2020

The Steering Committee

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God Jul & Bättre Nytt År 2020

 

Joyeux Noël & Meilleure Année 2020

 

 

 

Infant discovered in barn, Child Protective Services launch probe

 

 

 


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