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Alliance Alert – 8 July 2019

Top European court to hear child welfare case, Bodnariu family forced to flee Norway

Does a government have the right to take children away from their families without sufficient reason?

On 4 July, ADF International filed an intervention in Bodnariu v. Norway at the European Court of Human Rights. In 2015, the five children of the Bodnariu family were taken away from their parents by Barnevernet, the Norwegian child-welfare agency.

The Bodnariu case is one of eight cases at the European Court of Human Rights where Barnevernet is being investigated concerning decisions to take children away from their parents.

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