EGMR: Norwegian decisions to allow adoption of children against their mother’s wishes violated the Convention

In today’s Chamber judgments in the cases of A.S. v. Norway (application no. 60371/15) and Abdi Ibrahim v. Norway (application no. 15379/16), the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been in both cases a violation of Article 8 (right to respect for private and family life) of the European Convention on Human Rights. The cases concerned decisions by the Norwegian authorities and courts to take the applicants’ children into care at a very young age and then allow them to be adopted by their foster families, against the applicants’ wishes. Both applicants were refused any contact rights with their children. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

EGMR: Forthcoming judgment on Tuesday 17 December 2019 – Abdi Ibrahim v. Norway (no. 15379/16)

The applicant, Mariya Abdi Ibrahim, is a Somali national who was born in 1993. She lives in Norway. The applicant had a son in November 2009 in Kenya and travelled to Norway in February 2010, where she was granted a temporary residence permit with refugee status. In September 2010 a parent-child institution notified the child welfare services that it was concerned that the child risked harm in the applicant’s care. He was placed in emergency foster care and in December 2010 the Country Social Welfare Board issued a care order. He was subsequently placed with a Christian family, while the applicant had argued that he go to either her cousins or to a Somali or Muslim family. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

EGMR: Switzerland would breach the Convention by returning to Afghanistan an Afghan convert to Christianity

In today’s Chamber judgment in the case of A.A. v. Switzerland (application no. 32218/17) the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there would be a violation of Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights in the event of the applicant’s return to Afghanistan. The case concerned the removal from Switzerland to Afghanistan of an Afghan national of Hazara ethnicity who was a Muslim convert to Christianity. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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EGMR: Forthcoming judgment on Tuesday 5 November 2019 – A.A. v. Switzerland (no. 32218/17)

The case concerns the removal from Switzerland of A.A., an Afghan national of Hazara ethnicity, said to be born in 1996. In March 2014 A.A. arrived in Switzerland. He applied for asylum and stated that he had left Afghanistan because of the unsafe situation in that country and his conversion from Islam to Christianity. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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Bundestag: Christliche Minderheiten in der Türkei

Nach der Situation des syrisch-orthodoxen Klosters Mor Gabriel in der Türkei erkundigt sich die Fraktion „Die Linke“ in einer Kleinen Anfrage (BT-Dr 19/13248). Die Bundesregierung soll unter anderem Auskunft geben zur Lage assyrischer und aramäischer Christen in der Türkei sowie zu ihren Erkenntnissen zu Enteignungsprozessen gegenüber dem Kloster. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

Bundestag: Fragen zur islamischen Militärseelsorge

Die AfD-Fraktion möchte wissen, wodurch sich die Bundesregierung veranlasst sah, die Einführung einer islamischen Militärseelsorge anzukündigen. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

Bundestag: Christenfeindlich motivierte Straftaten

Die Zahl christenfeindlich motivierter Straftaten seit dem Jahr 2017 ist ein Thema der Antwort der Bundesregierung (BT-Dr 19/10483) auf eine Kleine Anfrage der AfD-Fraktion (BT-Dr 19/9644). Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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