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UAE and Egypt rank high in UK parental child-abduction list


Source: Dubib.com

The UAE is one of the top locations for abductions of British children by one of their estranged parents, according to information released by the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), Arabian Business has learnt.


Countries that have not signed up to the 1980 Hague Convention, which includes those in the Middle East, are not compelled to abide by UK court orders to return a child abducted from the UK by either of its parents, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) said.

While a spokesperson from the FCO would not give a breakdown of the data by country, he did admit the UAE ranked high among the 97 countries included in the rankings and it was the highest in the GCC.

“In 2010/11 we saw the highest numbers of new child abductions cases to non-Hague Convention countries in Pakistan, Thailand, India, China, Algeria, Malaysia, Egypt, UAE, Ghana and Iran,” a FCO spokesperson old Arabian Business.


In the last year, data from the FCO said a total of 161 British children were taken by one of their parents and abducted abroad. This is a ten percent rise on previous years and has led to the launch of a campaign by the FCO to combat the issue.

“We are very concerned that we continue to see an increase in the number of cases of international parental child abduction. The latest figures suggest the problem affects people from all walks of life and not just certain types of families or particular countries,” said FCO Minister Jeremy Browne.

Sharon Cooke, advice line manager for Reunite International Child Abduction Centre in the UK, welcomed the latest advice and said while sometimes there were no warning signs, there are things people could look for which may indicate their child was at risk.

“The most obvious warning sign is a break down in a relationship but other signs may include a sudden interest in getting a passport or copy birth certificate for the child… There’s often a perception – fuelled by a number of high profile cases – that it’s about fathers abducting their children, however statistics show it is mainly mothers – either intentionally or unintentionally,” Cooke added.

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Government to close child ‘abduction’ loophole


Source: WAtoday

A LOOPHOLE that has allowed separated parents to in effect abduct children overseas is set to be closed and for the first time the Family Court will be given the power to stop child payments to parents who attempt such abductions.

The measures – stronger than anything flagged previously – will be put before Parliament in the first half of next year in response to what Attorney-General Robert McClelland says is an unimaginable horror happening at an unacceptable rate.

”On average, two to three children are wrongfully removed from Australia or retained in another country every week by one of their parents,” he says.

”Being forced to go through the experience of having your child taken away to another country is unimaginable for any parent. Abduction can have severe emotional, psychological and financial impacts.”

Although it is illegal to take a child overseas without the consent of the other parent, it is not illegal to keep a child overseas when it is taken abroad with consent for a holiday.

The Family Law Council recommended last March the loophole be closed.

In considering the recommendation, Mr McClelland and Families Minister Jenny Macklin wrote to the council in August asking whether they should go further and legislate to allow the Family Court to suspend the need for the parent left behind to pay child support.

The council said they should and that child support payments should not accrue while children were detained illegally.

The changed approach marks a departure from the usual rule that child support should always be paid, regardless of access.

”Child support should usually be paid in the best interest of the child,” Ms Macklin said. ”But when children are wrongfully kept outside Australia, the left-behind parent is unable to effectively access the Australian legal system. The family law courts are best placed to make a decision about whether suspending support is in the child’s best interests.”

Recommending the change, the council stressed it would not apply if a child had been moved against a parent’s will in Australia ”as a parent in this situation would have the option of seeking assistance through the Australian family law system”.

The maximum penalty for the new offence of wrongfully retaining a child overseas will be three years’ jail.

About 125 children were wrongfully removed or retained overseas last year.

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Jamaica: Police get child abduction guides from The U.S


The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) yesterday received a much-needed boost in its investigative response to cases of missing and abducted children, with a United States donation of 23 investigative guides on how to respond to child abductions.

The Child Abduction Response Plan, which will be used by the JCF’s Criminal Investigative Branch (CIB), was officially presented to the JCF by Lazaro Andino, legal attache at the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) during a handing over ceremony at the Office of the Police Commissioner on Old Hope Road in Kingston.

“We understand based on our cooperation with the JCF that there has been a problem here in Jamaica with missing children, abducted children, exported children and when the JCF reached out to us for any resource we might have in this regard, we were happy to be able to find something that we could provide to the JCF that hopefully will facilitate the JCF capabilities to investigate these matters,” Andigo said.

He expressed the hope that the kit will assist the JCF, adding that the US Government and the FBI looked forward to more cooperation and collaboration between both countries.

The kit, according FBI’s assistant legal attache Patrick Wren, contains a check-off sheet on all of the investigative steps that should be taken by the police officer who is responding to a missing child or child abduction report .

So far, he said, the FBI had found the kit to be, “extremely effective as it provides the responding officer with the ability to collect all of the necessary information from the matter is reported.”

Meanwhile, Superintendent Wilford Gayle, second in command at the CIB who accepted the kits, thanked the US Government and the FBI while noting that the kits will go a far way in strengthening the policy that the JCF has developed to address the problem of abduction.

“We are indeed grateful for this kit. We have been grappling for a long-time with cases of child abduction, we have developed policy on it and now that we have got a state of the art plan to assist us, it certainly will enhance our investigative capabilities,” he said.

Source: Jamaica Observer

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Child Abduction: Abduction law to punish fly-away dads and mothers


Stephanie Peatling, September 10, 2011

TOUGH laws to stop parents abducting and taking their children overseas are being considered by the federal government.

The Family Law Council has told the Attorney-General, Robert McClelland, new criminal charges need to be created to punish parents.

”The [existing] legislation does not cover the situation where a parent takes a child overseas with the other parent’s consent or in accordance with a court order, but subsequently retains the child overseas beyond the agreed or authorised period,” said the council chairwoman, Associate Professor Helen Rhoades.

It also ”does not cover the situation where children are taken overseas without the other parent’s consent and no parenting orders have been sought from, or granted by, the courts. The question that arises is whether a parent’s behaviour in either or both of these circumstances should be criminalised.”

About 125 children are taken out of Australia each year, says the Attorney-General’s Department. In 2007, 147 were abducted overseas and in 2008 it was 138.The number fell to 95 in 2009 but rose to 125 last year. Under the Family Law Act, international parental child abduction carries a maximum three-year jail sentence.

The Family Law Council has also identified a loophole in the law because it does not cover situations in which children are taken overseas without the other parent’s consent but there is no involvement by the courts. This happens when the parents are still in a relationship. A parliamentary committee is examining whether tougher sanctions need to be introduced. It will report to the government next month, which is expected to respond later this year.

As many as 12,000 children are on an Australian Federal Police watch list as being potentially in danger of being taken out of the country. But the AFP believes the true figure is much lower because the names are not automatically removed once a child turns 18.

Angela Lynch, a committee member of Women’s Legal Services Australia, said special consideration needed to be made for parents trying to escape abusive relationships and parents who had moved away from their extended families.

”In our experience, many women flee home to family support when a separation occurs,” she said, adding: ”It is not in the public interest that such situations are criminally prosecuted. There are links with the need for domestic family laws to be accessible to enable women to have a choice to apply to a domestic court for international child relocation rather than fleeing home.”

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Dramatisk økning i anmeldte overfallsvoldtekter i Oslo


Kilde: VG Nett

Oslo-politiet har bare funnet 4 menn i 39 anmeldte overfallsvoldtekter

Hittil i år er det anmeldt 15 anmeldt flere overfallsvoldtekter i Oslo i år enn i hele fjor. De fleste har skjedd utendørs.

– I flere av sakene dreier det seg om gruppevoldtekt. Ikke nødvendigvis flere som forgriper seg, men at det er flere som medvirker til at voldtekten blir gjennomført, sier Hanne Kristin Rohde, leder av vold- og sedelighetsseksjonen i Oslo politidistrikt, til Aftenposten.

Fra nyttår og til utgangen av august har politiet mottatt 39 anmeldelser om overfallsvoldtekter i Oslo. Ifølge AFtenposten er 2 av ofrene er menn, og 37 er kvinner. De fleste av voldtektene skal ha skjedd utendørs, og 16 av anmeldelsene kom i løpet av sommermånedene juli og august – 10 alene i august.

Få blir tatt

I bare fem av sakene har politiet funnet antatt gjerningsmann.

– Vi har kjent gjerningsperson i bare fem av de 39 sakene. Den ene mannen som sitter fengslet, er siktet for to voldtekter. Så vi har bare pågrepet fire gjerningsmenn, sier Rohde, og påpeker at samme gjerningsmann kan stå bak flere overgrep. Politiet leter derfor ikke nødvendigvis etter 39 gjerningsmenn, sier hun til Aftenposten.

– Ikke-vestlig opprinnelse

I de fleste tilfellene har kvinnene ifølge Rohde beskrevet overfallsmannen som av ikke-vestlig opprinnelse.

I hele fjor var det 24 anmeldte overfallsvoldtekter. Årene før har det vært rundt 20 anmeldelser.

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Recovering Kidnapped / Abducted Children


Time is a very important factor if a child is missing / Abducted

Immediate access to current information about the missing child is critical.

Although nobody hopes to be in such a situation where this information is needed, parents have to keep in mind that child abduction can occur anytime, anywhere, to any child. Therefore, parents must have the resources and knowledge about their children ready, so they can take action if their children become missing.

The goal of ABP World Group international child recovery services is to locate, negotiate and recover your missing child. We can dispatch personnel to most locations in the world; we specialize in locating missing children up to ages 18.

Areas of expertise: Parental abduction, Missing children, Kidnappings,
Runaway children and Counselling.

Unfortunately in this day and time parental kidnapping happens and we are here to help you trough this difficult time.
We are aware parental child abduction can be difficult to resolve, but we use professional operatives with the skills and expertise to help find a resolution.

One key to ABP World Group`s successful recovery and re-unification of your loved one is to use all necessary means available

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Parental Abduction – How bad can it be?


Leading experts believe that due to the rapid growth in multi-national marriages and relationships, the number of children born from parents of different countries will continue to expand.

Similar to all relationships, a significant portion of these marriages or partnerships will end in divorce. All too often, one of the separating parents of the child of the relationship will seek to abduct the child to a country other than where the child has lived. This is called ‘International Parental Child Abduction’, and though there are various civil remedies available to targeted parents who have had their child abducted, the challenges they face are grave, and include first and foremost, locating where the child is located.

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Parental dilemma: Whether to spy on their Kids – parenthood and paranoia often walk hand in hand.


Source: David Crary

– In the 21st century, parenthood and paranoia often walk hand in hand.

For some, the blessed event is followed by high-tech surveillance – a monitoring system tracks the baby’s breathing rhythms and relays infrared images from the nursery. The next investment might be a nanny cam, to keep watch on the child’s hired caregivers. Toddlers and grade schoolers can be equipped with GPS devices enabling a parent to know their location should something go awry.

To cope with the uncertainties of the teen years, some parents acquire spyware to monitor their children’s online and cell phone activity. Others resort to home drug-testing kits.

Added together, there’s a diverse, multi-billion-dollar industry seeking to capitalize on parents’ worst fears about their children – fears aggravated by occasional high-profile abductions and the dangers lurking in cyberspace. One mistake can put a child at risk or go viral online, quickly ruining a reputation.

“There’s a new set of challenges for parents, and all sorts of new tools that can help them do their job,” said David Walsh, a child psychologist in Minneapolis. “On the other hand, we have very powerful industries that create these products and want to sell as many as possible, so they try to convince parents they need them.”

Some parents need little convincing.

In New York City, a policeman-turned-politician recorded a video earlier this year offering tips to parents on how to search their children’s bedrooms and possessions for drugs and weapons. In the video, State Sen. Eric Adams – who has a teenage son – insists that children have no constitutional right to privacy at home and shows how contraband could be hidden in backpacks, jewelry boxes, even under a doll’s dress.

“You have a duty and obligation to protect the members of your household,” he says.

Another parent who preaches proactive vigilance is Mary Kozakiewicz of Pittsburgh, whose daughter, Alicia, was abducted as a 13-year-old in 2002 by a man she met online. He chained, beat and raped her before she was rescued four days later.

In recent years, mother and daughter have both campaigned to raise awareness of Internet-related dangers.

Mary Kozakiewicz urges parents to monitor children’s computer and cell phone use, and says those who balk out of respect for privacy are being naive.

“It’s not about privacy – it’s about keeping them safe,” she said,

On a different part of the spectrum are parents such as Lenore Skenazy, a mother of two teens in New York City who wrote a book called “Free Range Kids: How To Raise Safe, Self-Reliant Children (Without Going Nuts with Worry).”

Skenazy, who let one of her sons ride the New York subway alone when he was 9, contends that many marketers exploit parents’ ingrained worries about their children’s safety.

“The idea is that the only good parent is a parent who’s somehow watching over their child 24/7,” she said. “You feel nothing should take precedence over monitoring your child’s well-being every second of the day … from time they’re born to when they go off to college.”

Joe Kelly of St. Paul, Minn., helped his wife raise twin girls (they’re now adults) and founded a national advocacy group called Dads and Daughters. Like Skenazy, he bemoans commercial exploitation of parental anxiety.

“Markets play on this fear that something horrific is going to happen to your child, when the odds of that are minuscule,” he said. “It might happen, but to have their whole childhood predicated on this remote possibility is, in the aggregate, even more damaging.”

Psychologists who work with troubled adolescents and teens say parents often ask if they should be doing more surveillance.

“Ideally, parents establish good open communication and trust with their children, and they don’t need to do all these things,” said Neil Bernstein, a psychologist in Washington, D.C. “But if the child is doing something to create suspicion, you can’t expect parents to turn their back and not monitor.”

Bernstein, author of “How to Keep Your Teenager Out of Trouble and What to do if You Can’t,” says the best approach is a balanced one – neither overly zealous and paranoid nor uninvolved and neglectful.

A look at some of the monitoring tactics and products available to parents:

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Baby monitors:

These devices – some limited to audio monitoring, others also with video capability – have developed a reputation as a mixed blessing. They can provide parents with peace of mind, freeing them to be elsewhere in the house while the baby naps, but sometimes they accentuate anxiety.

“Some parents are reassured by hearing and seeing every whimper and movement. Others find such close surveillance to be nerve-racking,” says Consumer Reports, which has tested many of the monitors.

Skenazy likened night-vision baby monitors to the surveillance cameras used by convenience stores and prisons.

“It’s treating your child’s bedroom as if it’s the streets of Kandahar,” the battle-scarred Afghan city, she said.

The monitors operate within a selected radio frequency band to send sound from a baby’s room to a receiver in another room, a technology which can be vulnerable to interference from other electronic devices. Prices of models tested by Consumer Reports ranged from $30 for audio monitors to more than $200 for some with video.

“Overall, baby monitors can be as temperamental as a 2-year-old,” says Consumer Reports. “Interference is probably the biggest complaint, but parents also report such problems as low visibility, a shorter-than-expected reception range, and short battery life.”

Models at the high end of the price scale include the Dropcam Echo audio-video system, for $279. Its manufacturer says the system automatically detects motion and sound, and sends alerts to a parent’s smart phone or iPad.

Experts say baby monitors can provide a useful early warning if something is amiss, but caution that they should never substitute for adult supervision.

Parents are warned not to rely on monitors to prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, and they should be sure that the monitors’ electrical cords are kept away from cribs. Earlier this year, about 1.7 million Summer Infant video monitors were recalled after being linked to the strangulation deaths of two infants.

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Tracking devices:

Of the roughly 800,000 children reported missing in the U.S. each year, the vast majority are runaways or were abducted by a parent. But there are enough kidnappings by strangers – including a few each year that make national news – to fuel a large, evolving market for products catering to apprehensive parents.

The devices range from clip-on alarms to GPS locators that can be put in a backpack or stuffed in a doll, but they have limited range and can raise safety concerns of their own.

Ernie Allen, president of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, says the devices can be helpful in some circumstances but worries about overreliance on them.

“Some of them encourage parents, perhaps unwittingly, to forget their basic responsibilities,” he said. “There are parents who think they can depend on the technology, not on themselves.”

He recounted the case of one little girl who activated her wristband alarm when she was abducted. The abductor cut off the device, left it behind and later killed the girl.

Allen said the child might have been better off yelling for help, rather than focusing on the alarm.

“Some of the new technology is extraordinary,” Allen said. “But these shouldn’t be used as substitutes for good old-fashioned parenting.”

Generally, the gadgets are in two parts – a main device carried by the parent and a small alarm attached to the child. If a child vanishes, the parent can activate the alarm.

Other gadgets use GPS technology, relying on satellite signals, that allows parents using a Web browser to track the location of an enabled device such as a cell phone.

One company, BrickHouse Security, offers a GPS child locater for $200 that functions as a digital watch and can be locked into the child’s wrist. If forcibly removed, an alert is sent to the parent’s cell phone and email.

Some anxious parents wonder if a satellite-enabled tracking device could be implanted in their child – a technology now expanding in Mexico among people rattled by a kidnapping epidemic there. But Allen says such implantation, for children, could have grim consequences – a child who ran away from home or a noncustodial parent who abducted a child might make a grisly attempt to extract the device.

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Spyware:

For many parents, one of the toughest decisions is whether to spy on a child’s computer and cell phone activity. It’s common for some children to send more than 100 text messages a day, and a recent Associated Press-MTV poll found that about one-quarter of teens had shared sexually explicit photos, videos and chat by cell phone or online.

Walsh, the Minneapolis psychologist, says the best initial step for parents concerned about online risks is a heart-to-heart talk with the child, with monitoring used as a contingency measure only if there’s clear justification.

“If it does make sense to use some spyware, I would never do that in secret way,” said Walsh, whose own three children are now adults. “Tell your children you’ll check on them from time to time. Just that knowledge can be effective.”

Mary Kozakiewicz disagrees, saying deployment of spyware must be kept secret.

“You can’t let them know it’s there, or they’ll do it at a friend’s house,” she said.

Indeed, one of the challenges for some parents is a technology gap – their children may have more savvy about cyberspace and an ability to thwart various spyware tactics.

“Parents are trying to play catch up – and it’s a highly fragmented, confusing sector,” said Keith Jarrett of the AmberWatch Foundation, a nonprofit based in Seal Beach, Calif., dedicated to protecting children against abduction and “the dangers of the digital world.”

AmberWatch promotes various safety devices and technologies, including SafeText – a system enabling parents, for $5 a month, to monitor their children’s text-messaging. The system sends alerts when it detects potentially dangerous or inappropriate text messages, so the parents don’t have to review vast numbers of messages themselves.

Another enterprise, Software4Parents, reviews and sells a range of spyware products. Its Web site features a comment by Mary Kozakiewicz after her abducted daughter was rescued.

“No matter how you feel about your child or how trusting you are that what’s going on is innocent, check it, check it and double check it – or don’t have (the Internet) at all,” Kozakiewicz warns.

Among the site’s featured products are Spector PRO and eBlaster, for sale at $99, and touted as ways way to monitor online chats, instant messages and emails.

“Receive complete transcripts of the web sites they visit, keystrokes they type and more – all delivered right to your email inbox,” the site says.

Several spyware brands, including Mobile Spy and MobiStealth, now offer systems that work with Android, Google’s operating system for mobile phones, ranging in price from $100 to $150 per year.

The software “gives you complete control over your child’s cell phone,” says MobiStealth.

Dr. Henry Gault, who practices child and adolescent psychiatry in Deerfield, Ill., says parents who spy on their children “are walking down a slippery slope” and may end up causing worse problems than the ones that prompted the surveillance.

“That should be the course of last resort,” he said. “Essentially you’re throwing in the towel and saying there’s no trust anymore.”

He suggested it’s normal for children try to keep some secrets from their family.

“Parents shouldn’t feel guilty not knowing 100 percent of what’s going on,” he said. “It’s our job as parents to reduce risk, but you can never reduce the risk to zero.”

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Home drug tests:

Compared to tracking and spyware gadgets, home drug testing kits are relatively low-tech and inexpensive. But they raise tricky issues for parents, who may be torn between alienating their child on the one hand and living with unresolved doubts about possible drug abuse on the other.

David Walsh directed an adolescent treatment program earlier in his career and says the at-home tests can be appropriate when parents have solid reason for suspicion.

“When a son or daughter is getting seriously into drugs, one dynamic of that is denial,” he said. “The stakes are so high. Parents can say, ‘We need to make sure you’re not doing serious damage to yourself. We might occasionally test you.'”

In Colorado Springs, Colo., single mother Amanda Beihl was among the first to carve out a business from Internet sales of test kits, starting in 1999.

Beihl created homedrugtestingkit.com, selling kits to test for illicit drugs and alcohol use. Individual kits testing for a single drug cost as little as $3; a 10-substance kit sells for $19.95.

It’s an ever-evolving field, Beihl says, as teens experiment with new hallucinogens or abuse a range of prescription drugs.

“A lot of parents say they’re afraid of ruining their relationship with their kid – they don’t want to be seen as the bad guy,” Beihl said. “I tell them, if you’re already worried about it, the relationship is probably not that great.”

Kim Hildreth, 52, of Dallas, tested both her daughters during their teens. They’re now in their 20s, and provide occasional assistance as she runs a company, drugtestyourteen.com, that sells testing kits online.

Hildreth has been in the business since 2003 and says she has many repeat customers – parents who used the tests on an older child and now worry about a younger sibling.

In Hildreth’s case, she opted for testing after concluding that her oldest daughter’s best friend was using methamphetamine.

“None of us wants to believe our kids are capable of that,” Hildreth said. “Denial is a much more comfortable place.”

She also later tested her younger daughter, to the point where resentment surfaced, but said both daughters are now staunch proponents of testing.

“We all think we know our kids, but they can change on a dime, and bad things can happen before you even figure it out,” Hildreth said. “They’re good at deceiving parents when they want to – that’s kind of their job.”

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Barnebortføring / Lugano konvensjonen – Et Mareritt for Fedre


Luganokonvensjonen har som intensjon å hjelpe ressursvake mødre og barn forlatt i sine hjemland av uansvarlige fedre.

For å gjøre det enklest mulig for moren, gis hun rett til fastsettelse av barnebidrag hos sin lokale domstol, NAV innkrever så pengene i henhold til den utenlandske dommen.

Er du far av et bortført barn, så krever NAV bidrag av deg uansett om du i Norge har hovedomsorgen for barnet eller ikke. 

Hvem fastsetter barnebidrag i utlandet?

I de fleste andre land blir bidrag fastsatt ved dom eller rettsforlik. Dersom du skal søke om å få fastsatt bidraget av en offentlig myndighet i det landet der du bor, må du selv kontakte den rette myndigheten/domstolen.

Dersom du bor i et land som har ratifisert Luganokonvensjonen som er en rettshjelpkonvensjon, må du som bidragspliktig alltid søke om fastsettelse eller endring av bidraget i det landet der bidragsmottakeren bor, dvs. i Norge når han/hun bor i Norge. Konvensjonen bestemmer imidlertid at bidragsmottakeren står fritt i å velge hvilket land bidraget skal bli fastsatt i. Norge har ratifisert Luganokonvensjonen.

NAVs fortolkning av konvensjonen fører  til at kvinner som bortfører barn  øker bidragene sine i utlandet. Således er norske menns barn svært profitable å bortføre! Fedrene underlegges domstolen i landet barna er bortført til, og mister sitt norske rettvern. Norsk bidragslovgivning er kjønnsnøytral, men NAV bryter loven med en ordning hvor bidrag innkreves bare dersom barnebortføreren er kvinne. LDO bryr seg ikke.

Norske fedre med bortførte barn fratas også  fradrag for reiser og samvær med barna sine. NAV Utland benytter både Luganokonvensjonen og Haagkonvensjonen av 1973 for fullbyrding av utlandske bidragsavgjørelser i Norge. Luganokonvensjonen brukes som unnskyldning for at NAV ikke trenger å innhente inntektsopplysninger fra mødre som har bortført barn. Fordi Luganokonvensjonens har  en presumsjon om at bidragsmottaker alltid er den svakeste parten i forholdet. Fordi NAV ikke bryr seg om mors inntekt finnes det allerede vesituerte europeiske kvinner som mottar doblet bidrag, på tross av at de selv har høyere inntekt enn sine norske eksmenn.

I 2009 fremmet Fremskrittspartiet et dok. 8 forslag hvor sortingsrepresentantene Jan Arild Ellingsen, Solveig Horne, Thore A. Nistad og Karin S. Woldseth ønsket endring av norske myndigheters håndtering av saker om barnebortføring. Forslaget ble nedstemt ut i fra begrunnelser om at bidrag er til barnets beste og at Norge er forpliktet av internasjonale konvensjoner.

NAVs feilaktige anvendelse av konvensjoner

Om det er slik at Norge er forpliktet av konvensjoner til å sende bidrag til bortførte barn, hvordan kan det ha seg at NAV ikke inndriver bidrag for barn som er bortført av sine fedre? Om det er slik, som våre myndigheter forteller oss, at det hensynet til barnas underhold som er høyeste prioritet, hvorfor får ikke alle bortførte barn bidrag? Hvorfor er det foreldrenes kjønn, og ikke foreldrenes inntekt, som er avgjørende for hvilke barn som som får bidrag eller ei?

Verken Haagkonvensjonen, Luganokonvensjonen eller bidragsloven åpner for den kjønnsdiskriminerende praksisen NAV har lagt seg til.

Dokumentene som bekrefter kjønnsdiskriminering

Vi fikk tilgang til søknadspapirene til en far som bortførte sønnen fra sin norske mor. Det hører også med til historien at guttens far hadde daglig omsorg for gutten da bortføringen fant sted. Likevel ble søknaden hans om underholdningsbidrag for sønnen ble avvist av NAV fordi barnet ikke er bosatt i Norge.  Norske fedre tvinges alltid til å betale bidrag, selv om de har daglig omsorg for barna som er bortført.

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