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The Foreigner Parents urged to be vigilant about summer child kidnappings. The number of child abductions is falling, but the government warns parents to be on their guard during the busy summer holidays. Norway’s Ministry of Justice wants to help clamp down on the level of abduction in Norway and has joined The Hague Convention which, according to their website “is the most effective as regards securing the return of abducted children”. 39 children were reported removed illegally in the first six months of this year, 23 were taken abroad and 16 of were brought to Norway, according to the ministry.

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Parents urged to be vigilant about summer child kidnappings

Published on Thursday, 14th July, 2011 at 15:03 under the news category, by John Price   .

The number of child abductions is falling, but the government warns parents to be on their guard during the busy summer holidays.



Norway’s Ministry of Justice wants to help clamp down on the level of abduction in Norway and has joined The Hague Convention which, according to their website “is the most effective as regards securing the return of abducted children”.

39 children were reported removed illegally in the first six months of this year, 23 were taken abroad and 16 of were brought to Norway, according to the ministry.

In general, one of the parents, mainly the mother, takes the child back to their home country against their ex-partner’s will, reports NRK.

One of more well known child abduction cases occurred three weeks ago when a Polish private investigator kidnapped a nine-year-old girl.

In extreme circumstances, however, some abductors may take advantage of online content such as social networking websites like Facebook to search for their next victim.

Ole Morten Knudsen, project leader for the Data Protection Agency’s (Datatilsynet) ‘slettmeg.no’ service, helping people who experience privacy violations online, advises caution, saying, “Many believe that pictures of bathing children are innocent, but we advise considering whether this is something that must be posted online.”

Meanwhile, this year’s kidnappings have decreased by eight, compared with the same period in 2010. In a press release, Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Justice, Astri Aas-Hansen, says she finds the figures promising.

“Increased awareness about child abductions is important and can contribute to them being averted.”



Published on Thursday, 14th July, 2011 at 15:03 under the news category, by John Price   .

This post has the following tags: norwaychildkidnappings, ministryofjustice.


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