Human Rights Court in Strasbourg: Norway found guilty in two child welfare cases

European Human Rights CourtPhoto: Violetta Kuhndpa / NTB
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The Human Rights Court in Strasbourg has found Norway guilty in two new child welfare cases concerning taking over care, very limited contact, and forced adoption.

Thus, Norway has been convicted in 13 child welfare cases in Strasbourg in recent times, the newspaper Dagbladet writes.

One of the verdicts states that Norway has violated the right to family life pursuant to Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) – a mother had very limited contact with her child after it was taken from her shortly after the child was born in 2018.

Norway was also convicted in a forced adoption case on Thursday. In the verdict, the Human Rights Court criticized the process that led to all ties, including legal ones, being cut between parents and children.

In both verdicts, Norway was ordered to pay out EUR 25,000 in compensation.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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