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    “Under His Eye”: Poland inches closer to Gilead as it targets children and families

    Blogpost by Neil Datta Secretary of the European Parliamentary Forum for Sexual and Reproductive Rights Gilead, Margaret Atwood’s authoritarian dystopia in The Handmaid’s Tale where …

    Who pays for foster care? In the U.S., parents do

    BLOG: U.S federal law make the parents pay for foster care. The intention is to make foster care shorter – but do the law work …

    Justifying care order decisions in cases of violence

      New article by Audun Løvlie and Marit Skivenes  About one third of all referrals to the Norwegian Child Protection System concerns observed violence or …

    In the Best Interest of the Child? Justifying Decisions on Adoption from Care in the Norwegian Supreme Court

      New article by PhD Candidate Hege Stein Helland: By utilising theories of deliberation and rational argumentation, this article critically analyses the Norwegian Supreme Court’s …

    The child’s right to decide who is ‘family’

            BLOG: When asked by researchers, most children in long-term foster care or adoptive families want more rather than less contact with …

    Projects

    Cosmopolitan Turn and Democratic Sentiments

    The CONSENT-project will study the children’s rights situation in Norway and Romania. All children possess rights as declared in the United Nations Convention on the …

    Legitimacy challenges

    The premise for the LEGITIMACY project is that the mobilization against the Norwegian child protection system is but one piece in a larger picture about …

    Discretion and the Child’s Best Interest in Child Protection

    The research project “Discretion and the child’s best interests in child protection” aims to unlock the black box of discretionary decision-making in child protection cases …

    The Acceptability of Child Protection Interventions: A Cross-Country Analysis

    This project examines the population´s values and interpretations of the child´s best interest’s principle within different societies, as well at the courts justifications of their …

    Child Protection and Human Rights – Making professional judgements

    The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is a legal document with global reach and thus has a cosmopolitan imprint. The CRC …

     

    News

    Marit Skivenes on a stage Funding for new project: PARTICIPATION: Are Children Heard in the Child Protection System?

    NEW PROJECT: Marit Skivenes, LawTransform’s Child Rights’s  unit research leader, has received funding to conduct a groundbreaking study of children’s participation. – Lack of participation …

    Brnevernfrokost - webianrserie om barnevern og barns rettigheter Barnevernsfrokost – ny webinarserie

    I den nye webinarserien Barnevernsfrokost, skal vi hver måned behandle et tema innenfor barnevern og barns rettigheter. Nå på tirsdag, 3. november kl. 9.00, avholdes …

    Events

    Barnevernfrokost: Norge i menneskerettighetsdomstolen

    Dato, tid: 1 juni 2021, kl. 09.00–09.45 Sted: Zoom Hvilke konsekvenser vil dommene fra Strasbourg få for det norske barnevernet? Den europeiske menneskerettighets-domstolen har tatt …

    Book launch: Adoption from Care

    Date, time: 19 May 2021, 14.30-16.00 Venue: Zoom                 Welcome to the launch of “Adoption from Care: International …