The impact of public institutions on the family is an issue that generates many discussions.
The European Court of Human Rights has once again ruled that Norway has violated parents' rights. The cases concern two families broken up by the child protection office - Barnevernet, on the basis of false accusations of mental problems of the parents.
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.
Norway posts many cases of human rights violations, including the right to the protection of family life, by Barnevernet, a controversial agency for children.
There are numerous violations of children's rights in Norway. The Ordo Iuris Institute has prepared a report on the unjustified interference of the Child Affairs Authority (Barnevernet) in family life. The publication was presented in Oslo.
The European Court of Human Rights has issued another in a series of rulings against Norway, this time in the case of a violation of the right to family life by the Barnevernet – Norway’s child protective services.