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Russian authorities seek Norway influence. Russian law should apply in child protection cases where the minors are Russian nationals, the country’s child ombudsman advocates. Murmansk-based Boris Kogan told TV Murmansk that he believes Norwegian Child Welfare Services (CWS) should not make a decision until a Russian court has done so. Pål Kristian Bergström at the Norwegian Directorate for Children, Youth and Family Affairs (Bufdir) is aware of the Russians’ involvement wishes.

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Russian authorities seek Norway influence

Published on Tuesday, 23rd October, 2012 at 12:56 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith   .

Russian law should apply in child protection cases where the minors are Russian nationals, the country’s child ombudsman advocates.

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Murmansk-based Boris Kogan told TV Murmansk that he believes Norwegian Child Welfare Services (CWS) should not make a decision until a Russian court has done so.

Pål Kristian Bergström at the Norwegian Directorate for Children, Youth and Family Affairs (Bufdir) is aware of the Russians’ involvement wishes.

Citing national and cultural differences, he declared “decisions are based on the children’s rather than the parents’ best interests.”

“Current child protection legislation arrangements mean getting involved in individual cases and exercising such influence is out of the question,” Mr Bergström told NRK.

Representatives from both Russian and Norwegian Child Welfare will meet in November to discuss the situation.

Norway’s CWS has been involved in a number of high-profile cases in recent times.

Two Indian children were finally placed into their uncle’s care following a lengthy legal battle in Stavanger.

Polish private detective Krzystof Rutkowski has taken at least three children out of Norway – two are Polish nationals and the other is from Russia.

Poland’s Consul in Oslo was sent home following her contentious comments about Norway’s CWS to Polish media, comparing staff to the Hitler Youth.




Published on Tuesday, 23rd October, 2012 at 12:56 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith   .

This post has the following tags: norwaychildwelfareservices, childprotectionnorway, russiachildombudsman.





  
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