The overarching international treaty dealing with the issue of forced adoption is the
It has been in force since 1990, and states that the wants of children must be listened to.
- Brussels IIa Regulation 2201/2003 relates to inter-state arrangements regarding the custody of children and their potential child abduction.
But the UK routinely ignores any and all of these international treaties. Judges are simply a law unto themselves. They don’t follow what Sir James Munby as the President of the Family Division orders either.
In the same spirit is the
It requests that the Consulates of foreign children ought to be informed by local social services whenever foreign children are taken into care. Yet this is hardly ever done, as this report on foreign children on UK care demonstrates:
- 6,500 non-UK kids were taken by local authorities over five years, not counting those councils who did not supply statistics.
The United Nations (UN) is active in New York, Geneva and Vienna.
The European Union (EU) operates in Brussels.
The Council of Europe (CoE) in Strasbourg.
The EU Court of Justice in Luxembourg.
So how come we feel we need an EU Court of Child Rights?
Despite the plethora of existing institutions, guidelines and legislation, we are still failing children bitterly and cruelly.
One has to wonder what value these reports have, except to keep international civil servants employed:
- UN Report on Child Trafficking, Ritual Murder and Abuse of children and babies in London
Concluding observations on the report submitted by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland under article 12, paragraph 1, of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography:
The UK report to the UN Committee:
NDTV – 20.06.14 – UN Warns Britain Over Child Voodoo Victims, Sex Tourists:
Daily Mail – 02.08.14 – How London became the child abuse capital of the world: Trafficked here by gangs, prey to pimps, paedophiles and murderers… the booming trade in ‘lost’ children that shames us all: