Welcome to BarnasRett.no (Children’s rights)

We are a forum for people focusing on children and their obvious right to live with, and have continuous contact with, their biological family. In our opinion, children and parents do have mutual and obvious natural rights to live together. When, by whatever reason, living together is absolutely not possible, we claim that the right to nevertheless be together as much as possible, shall be respected.

United Nations
Convention on the Rights of the Child

Article 9

1. States Parties shall ensure that a child shall not be separated from his or her parents against their will, except when competent authorities subject to judicial review determine, in accordance with applicable law and procedures, that such separation is necessary for the best interests of the child. Such determination may be necessary in a particular case such as one involving abuse or neglect of the child by the parents, or one where the parents are living separately and a decision must be made as to the child's place of residence.

2. In any proceedings pursuant to paragraph 1 of the present article, all interested parties shall be given an opportunity to participate in the proceedings and make their views known.

3. States Parties shall respect the right of the child who is separated from one or both parents to maintain personal relations and direct contact with both parents on a regular basis, except if it is contrary to the child's best interests.

4. Where such separation results from any action initiated by a State Party, such as the detention, imprisonment, exile, deportation or death (including death arising from any cause while the person is in the custody of the State) of one or both parents or of the child, that State Party shall, upon request, provide the parents, the child or, if appropriate, another member of the family with the essential information concerning the whereabouts of the absent member(s) of the family unless the provision of the information would be detrimental to the well-being of the child. States Parties shall further ensure that the submission of such a request shall of itself entail no adverse consequences for the person(s) concerned.

We are experiencing numerous breaches against this Convention in child protection (CPS) and child custody cases. Individuals and state departments are showing a lack of respect for the family - the foundation stone of our society and our very life. The so-called  consideration of "the best interest of the child" is in our country a cover for very shallow competence, carelessness, negligence and prestige on the part of people employed by the CPS and others working in conjunction with them.

Our intention is to collect relevant documentation showing in what way departments in general and the child care authorities in particular run down, fight against, and destroy individuals and families. We hope in this way to help and give our moral support to victims of the child protection system, their lawyers and others who feel the current abuse of power has to be put a stop to.

You are heartily welcome with your update, support, contribution and information.

Contact us: BarnasRett  

The Editorial office.


Another Scandinavian web site dealing with the same questions is that of The Nordic Committee for Human Rights - for the protection of family rights in the Scandinavian countries. A click on the British flag near the top of the page will bring you to a section in English. The Links section lists numerous other sites of relevance, among them several in English.

Visit also: Fight CPS and Win (USA) and FosterSurvivor
Children's Rights (The Nederlands)

Blogg CPS (Norway)


Articles (English and other languages):

Nancy Schaefer exposes the EVIL CPS

Kilde: YouTube


Norwegian Female Pedophile Predators go Free and stay in job at Oslo orphanages
He received NOK 725,000 (EUR 100,000) in compensation after sexual abuse in the orphanage, but the female perpatrator is still working at the orphanage. Av Eirik Haukenes. (Blogg/03.01.08)

Unfit to be a mother?
In the 60s, many women were forced to give up their illegitmate babies. Everyone now agrees that was a shocking practice. But a recent rise in the number of newborns up for adoption suggests we have found new reasons - or excuses - to take children from their parents. By Kate Hilpern. (The Guardian 15.01.08)

Child abuse case drove mother to abortion
A mother, whose baby son was taken away after she was wrongly accused of harming him, had an abortion because she could not bear to have a second child removed from her family. (Telegraph 25.03.07)

Foster carer convicted of abuse and cruelty towards children in her care
Former Gloucestershire foster carer Eunice Spry was convicted yesterday of multiple charges of abuse and cruelty towards children in her care, all of whom she was given parental responsibility for. (Communitycare 21.03.07)

Free Our Kids
Exposing the Child Abuse in Florida by Jeb Bush's Department of Children and Families (DCF) and the Safe Children Coalition. (freeourkids.com)

The women who went through an ordeal beyond belief
Now Lindsey and Paula Wise plan to take legal action against those they allege ruined their young lives. (Daily Mail 24.02.07)

Mother wants her children back
(Thunder Bay's Source 31.01.07)

Miscellaneous articles in English about sex-abuse cases
(Diverse engelskspråklige artikler om sexovergrepssaker)

Foster mom charged with killing boy, 2
A Detroit woman whose 2-year-old foster son was bruised and burned when he was found dead last summer was charged Tuesday with manslaughter and child abuse in the boy's slaying (The Detroit News 10.01.07). Comments (R-b-v)

Mother was wrongly labelled risk to child
A Norfolk mother was wrongly labelled a potential child abuser and had her unborn son placed on the at-risk register by overzealous social workers. The mother said that the error had “torn her family apart”, and her parents accused the local authority of running its child protection system like “Communist Russia”. (Times Online 09.01.07)

Hemming threatens to name social workers in Parliament
Liberal Democrat MP John Hemming has claimed that Trafford Social Services recently attempted to abduct a new-born baby from hospital. By Rob Fenwick. (Liberal Democrat Voice 07.01.07)

Fostered children 'disturbed'
Children in fostercare are at high risk of experiencing mental health problems, according to the findings of a survey by a Christchurch doctor. The study, carried out by Canterbury University's Dr Michael Tarren-Sweeney with Professor Philip Hazell for the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP), looked at nearly 350 cared-for children and found they had "exceptionally poor mental health and socialisation". "I think it's the separation from their parents, basically, the separation from their own mum and dad, no matter how good the foster carers are ..." By Eleanor Wilson. (The Press, New Zealand 27.02.06)

Human Rights in Norway - as Low as they can Go
Human rights are a popular topic of conversation in Norway these days, not least the rights defended by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg. The focus, though, is on how fit we Norwegians are to instruct other nations. By Marianne Haslev Skånland, professor of linguistics at the University of Bergen.

Making a parent dangerous. PAS in Sweden and Norway

By Lena Hellblom Sjögren, PhD, chartered psychologist.


Adele Johansen vs. Norway: A mother fighting for her child

By Lennart Sjöberg, professor.


Smacking and the Law - a European Perspective

By Ruby Harrod-Claesson, Attorney-at-law.


Child prisons? In Sweden?

By Siv Westerberg, practising lawyer.


The attitude of social professions involved in the child protection sector

By Marianne Haslev Skånland, professor.


Children as the Primary Losers When Sexual Abuse is Falsely Alleged: Two Swedish Cases
By Siv Westerberg, practising lawyer.


The Helena Lufuma Case

By Helena Lufuma, refugee mother of four from Angola.

Do foster and adoptive parents realise what they do?
By Marianne Haslev Skånland, professor.

The resentment of foster parents and adoptive parents
By Marianne Haslev Skånland, professor.

Foster-children as lucrative business
By Siv Westerberg, practising lawyer.

The Dangers of the Therapeutic Culture
Clinical psychology is in a serious state. Although there are many psychologists who practice therapies with scientifically documented effects and others who perform tests with firm scientific underpinnings, there are also many who do the opposite, who practice psychotherapy that have been proven useless and perform tests that lack all predictive value. By Germund Hesslow.

What to Do if CPS Agents Are Investigating You
Some recommendations (fightcps.com)

Mother cleared of murdering babies after six years in jail
A 31-year-old mother was cleared of the murder of her two children by the Court of Appeal in London today after serving more than six years in prison (Timesonline 11.04.05)

Social Workers Meet Counter Protest at State House
(Massachusetts News 15.03.02)

Residential Institutions Redress Board / Bord um Shásamh Institúidí Cónaithe

The Rochdale case of alleged 'satanic abuse'
A dozen of the children taken from their parents by Rochdale social workers in the so-called 'Satanic Abuse' scandal are to bring a huge legal action for compensation for their suffering.

Haitian Coalition Unveils Report on Slavery and Trafficking of Haitian Children
"Many Haitians maintain that they are acting in the best interests of the child when giving her away to a family who is sometimes only slightly better off in the hopes that she will have access to better opportunities in life. Many of those who take in restavèk also believe that they are helping them out of poverty," explains Mr. Jocelyn McCalla, co-author of Restavèk No More: Eliminating Child Slavery in Haiti, "The evidence suggests otherwise as the practice fuels the cycle of poverty rather than breaking it." (National Coalition for Haitian Rights 18.04.02)

Environment and vulnerability to major psychiatric illness: a case control study of early parental loss in major depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia
By O Agid, B Shapira, J Zislin & al. Article pdf (Molecular Psychiatry/ March 1999).

The Lethbridge Family

Children Act 1989 (c.41)

Former social worker jailed for life after child abuse
A former social worker was jailed for life yesterday for an eight-year catalogue of abuse of children in his care. John Marshall, 61, abused 16 children, aged from five to 14, between 1974 and 1982 at Eversley Children's Home and Downcraig Care Home in Glasgow. (The Herald 24.11.06)

The great ADHD myth
The psychiatrist who identified attention deficit disorder - the condition blamed for the bad behaviour of hundreds of thousands of children - has admitted that many may not really be ill (thisislondon.co.uk 10.03.07). More about ADHD.

The Drugging of our Children (Gary Null)
Michael Moore in a new film about the "symptoms at ADHD". (Google Video 20.10.05)

United Nations urges Guatemala to suspend adoptions
The United Nations has told Guatemala to suspend all adoptions in an effort to clamp down on what it calls a corrupt trade where private lawyers pay mothers for newborn babies, a UN official said. (Webindia 123 13.06.07)



Los niños, la Protección al Menor y los padres
Escrito por Synnøve Gran Christiansen.