40 East European Countries Unite

First there was Slovakia:

  • Public Statement by JUDr Marica Pirosikova – on John Hemming MP’s blog about the two Slovak boys who were rescued from forced adoptions after 920 days in ‘care’:
  • First off, I would again like to thank the British politician John Hemming MP, who notified me during the search for adequate solution in the case of Boor on the possibility for the Slovak Republic to enter into proceedings before English courts as a third party. The judgment of Sir James Munby confirms that such approach of the Slovak Republic was accurate. It is a challenge also for the other countries claiming not to be able to help their citizens facing separation of children from their parents without relevant reasons in the United Kingdom, to intervening actively in a such proceedings before the family courts. At the same time it is very important for the intervening country to assess the cases also with regard to ECHR case law. I remind that the PACE on 30 November 2012 adopted a resolution where it stressed that the children should be separated from their parents only in very exceptional circumstances. The adoption of the resolution was based on a report by Christopher Chope criticising the functioning of family courts e.g. in the United Kingdom. http://assembly.coe.int/nw/xml/XRef/Xref-DocDetails-EN.asp?FileID=19190&lang=EN

then came Latvia:

  • Social Services breach International Law: Latvia complains to UK Parliament re Forced Adoption:
  • Laila Brice has been fighting for her daughter over four years. I visited the Latvian Ambassador together with her after we visited Brussels to present our respective petitions: she for her own case, and I regarding Systemic Patterns of Child Snatching and Forced Adoptions in the UK.
  • Her continued perseverance will hopefully unite her with her daughter, whose cultural heritage has been completely destroyed – one of the fundamental rights allegedly ensured by the European Charter.

And then there was Lithuania:

In Brussels, Czech MEP Tomas Zdechovsky traced the money that finances the adoption industry in Norway to…the City of London. He has over 500 cases on file.

Veteran Ian Josephs says: