- The District Court in Warsaw granted the request of the District Prosecutor's Office and defense counsel and refused to extradite the parents of the 6-year-old to Norway.
- The mother left with her daughter for Poland in 2022, fearing intervention by the Norwegian children's agency Barnevernet due to the woman's alleged drug use.
- The European Commission has published a call for comments on an initiative on integrated child protection systems.
- Consultations with private and public sector actors are due to end on October 20.
- The Ordo Iuris Institute is monitoring the Commission's work on the compatibility of the proposed regulations with the provisions of the Treaties.
· Two Norwegians have been detained and questioned by police in Warsaw, in connection with a European Arrest Warrant issued by Norwegian authorities.
· The reason for the Norwegian children's agency Barnevernet's interest in the family was allegations of the mother's alleged addiction, which would endanger the daughter for whom she has custody.
· The Braniewo District Court ruled that there were no grounds for interfering with the parental authority of the parents of three children who had been taken from Norway by the children's agency, Barnevernet, two years earlier.
· After winning cases in Norwegian courts, the mother returned to Poland with her children in August 2022.
• The ECHR issued a further three judgments in which is directly referred to the ‘amicus curiae’ opinions sent by the Institute.
The European Court of Human Rights found the Norwegian child protection services to have violated parental rights in another in a series of rulings on the subject issued in the past several months. The right to respect for family life was once again infringed upon by the Barnevernet. One of the cases involved a Polish woman whose son was taken away. The Pole was allowed only two visits per year, before being completely prohibited from seeing him despite positive opinions by doctors, psychologists, and kindergarten authorities.