MEPs INVESTIGATE CHILD-SNATCHING SCANDAL in UK
13 Petitions lead to a Plenary Debate on Wednesday 27 April 2016, 6 – 7pm UK time
Protecting the best interest of the child (across borders) in Europe is on the agenda of the next Plenary Debate in Brussels on Wednesday 27 April.
The debate stems from the complaint of twelve individual petitioners regarding their children’s loss of mother tongue and their abusive placement with foster carers, as well as from the petition by the Association of McKenzie Friends requesting the Abolition of Adoptions without Parental Consent. The debate will cover Questions with Oral Answer:
- to the EU Council – the Ministers of all 28 Member States;
- and the EU Commission – the administration in the background of elected Parlamentarians;
- as well as a Motion for a Resolution on safeguarding the best interests of the child across the EU on the basis of petitions addressed to the EU Parliament.
- MEPs must investigate this child-snatching scandal and
- Petitions to the EU Parliament – an Early Day Motion, recording the punishment and arrest of parents for belonging to the ‘forced adoption campaigning’ group in the UK Parliament.
Then, eight MEPs came to London on a fact finding visit on 5 November 2015. They voted on the final version of their 15-page report at the last meeting of the Petitions Committee on Tuesday 19 April.
- “The Parliamentary Assembly is concerned about the functioning of family courts in some member States of the Council of Europe, and especially about cases where children are taken away against the will of their parents and in violation of the right to respect for family life and the principle of a fair trial.”
in 2015: When is it ok to remove a child from her or his birth family? was produced by DUMA member Olga Borzova and called some of the practices that are standard in the UK “abusive”.
- “Children have the right to be protected from all types of violence, abuse and neglect. But children also have the right not to be separated from their parents against their will, except when the competent authorities determine that such separation is necessary for the best interests of the child.”
For further information, please contact Sabine Kurjo McNeill on (0044) 07555 407 477 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.