Human rights

The illusion that all is well in the end
By Majoran Vivekananthan
5 May 2023

Marianne Haslev Skånland:
Norwegian non-humans again
Stavanger CPS (Barnevernet) – The India case – and now a Bollywood film
22 March 2023

Marius Reikeras:
Trude Lobben brings the case back to the Court, to examine new violations
5 November 2022

The treatment of brothers and sisters by Barnevernet (Norwegian CPS) – Introduction to three articles
26 July 2021

Brothers and sisters of children in care
By the Skretting law firm
26 July 2021

Kristine Bolstad:
The CPS took everything I had – and smashed it
26 July 2021

When the CPS separates siblings as well, they make you lose part of yourself
By Tonje Omdahl
26 July 2021

The importance of freedom of expression,
illustrated from "child protection" in Samnanger municipality in Norway

By Marianne Haslev Skånland
10 May 2020

Marius Reikerås:
A brief report in the wake of the two ECtHR judgments against Norway on 10 March 2020
24 March 2020

Convictions of Norway in the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in cases concerning child protection (Barnevern)
Recorded by Marianne Haslev Skånland
12 March 2020, updated on 12 September 2023

The Norwegian state's interpretation of the ECtHR judgments about our child protection Barnevernet
By Marianne Haslev Skånland
9 March 2020

Bartosz Zalewski:
Commentary to the proposal of new law on rights of children in Norway
24 October 2019

10 September 2019 at 10 o'clock
By Oddvar Espegard
3 September 2019

Anita Skippervik:
Norwegian methods of investigation of child protection cases do not meet international standards
2 March 2019

Marianne Haslev Skånland:
Petition and video – Stop the Forced Removal of Children
24 October 2018

Olav Terje Bergo:
Nordanger's CPS-haters
8 September 2018

Ben McPherson's ideas of Norwegian child protection
By Anita Skippervik
24 August 2018

Separating children from their parents – is Norway better than the USA?
By Marianne Haslev Skånland
16 July 2018

The Council of Europe with a critical report on European child protection systems
By Marianne Haslev Skånland
4 July 2018

Marianne Haslev Skanland:
Agatha Christie's dark understanding of adoption
1 edition 2 April 2018, 3 edition 10 January 2024

Suranya Aiyar:
Understanding and Responding to Child Confiscation by Social Service Agencies
20 September 2017 (9 May 2012)

The Norwegian child protection agency Barnevernet's use of duress and force against children
By Marianne Haslev Skånland
24 November 2016

Marta Straume:
Child protection on Norway's main street
27 October 2016

Resounding victory for the child protection demonstrators!
Demonstrators get outside help – 
and the child protection Minister becomes paralyzed

By Olav Sylte
25 October 2016

Julian Chan:
A comparison of the culture between Australian and Norwegian child protection (CPS)
11 October 2016

Barnevernet – what must happen now?
Speech held at Eidsvolls plass before Stortinget (the Norwegian parliament)
in Oslo, on 11 June 2016

By Marianne Haslev Skånland
11 June 2016

Professional support for the Bodnariu family and
other victims of Barnevernet

By Marianne Haslev Skånland
29 February 2016

Strong reactions to statement from the Foreign Ministry concerning Barnevernet
By Jan Simonsen
14 February 2016

Had to sit in the audience
By Jan Simonsen
4 December 2015

The child protection case in Norway
about the Czech children of Eva Michaláková.
Some aspects

By Marianne Haslev Skånland
19 October 2015

Bjorn Bjoro:
A system that wears people down
27 September 2015

Save your child from UNICEF
A study of Unicef's biased and false claims about Indian parents

by Suranya Aiyar
August / October 2015

Jan Simonsen:
Shame on Norway
21 June 2015

Apology for the past? Trust in future?
What about the present?
– Norwegian treatment of Taters and Romani people

by Marianne Haslev Skånland
9 June 2015

Marianne Haslev Skånland:
The Norwegian children's ombudsman:
The child protection people are magnificent

22 December 2014

Marianne Haslev Skånland:
Russia is alarmed at Norwegian child protection (CPS)
15 November 2014

Øistein Schjønsby:
Should we feel sorry for the CPS employees?
18 August 2014

Marianne Haslev Skånland:
Human rights in Norway – as low as they can go
July 2004

Freedom of speech, the media, journalism

A demand from a lawyer for removal of a convicted psychiatrist's name
By Marianne Haslev Skånland
24 February 2019

KKN accused by Brøyn's lawyer for publishing his name
By Jan-Aage Torp
19 September 2018

Three workers for the Barnevern system defending it
By Marianne Haslev Skånland
18 August 2018

A new BBC documentary on Norwegian child protection
By Marianne Haslev Skånland
15 August 2018

Marianne Haslev Skånland:
The newspaper Vårt Land again –
hellbent on believing, and on harming the already ill-treated

1 June 2016

Freedom of expression in Barnevern cases
Speech at the demonstration in Oslo on 16 April 2016
By Marianne Haslev Skånland
16 April 2016

Jan-Aage Torp intervjuer Jan Simonsen om barnevern /
Jan-Aage Torp interviews Jan Simonsen about Barnevern
(Intervju på norsk, tekst på engelsk lagt ut i filen. / Interview in Norwegian, English text in the file.)
10 April 2016

The naive anonymity of victims of the CPS (Barnevernet)
By Marianne Haslev Skånland
3 April 2016

Onar Aam:
The hidden news from Cologne
27 January 2016

The fight against freedom of expression by the state, the
municipalities and the unions

By Arild Holta
16 October 2015

Marianne Haslev Skånland:
Important court verdict in England at last SUPPORTS freedom of info in CPS cases
31 December 2013

Courts and the legal system

Olav Terje Bergo:
A Bollywood lesson for Norway on humanity
31 October 2023

Hillary and Bill Clinton – zealous promoters of forced adoptions in the USA
By Marianne Haslev Skånland
23 November 2020; last updated, with addition, 6 July 2021

Marianne Haslev Skånland:
The Raundalen Committee's evaluation of the biological principle, Recommendation NOU 2012-5, and the presentation of the Recommendation
13 November 2020

Bente Ohnstad:
Strict conditions for sending notices of concern to the CPS Barnevernet
2 May 2019

Johannes Idsø:
Low threshold for intervention from the CPS Barnevernet?
 – Reply to municipal director Kakhellen's article

2 May 2019

Olav Terje Bergo:
The stubborn blindness of the defenders of Barnevernet
2 March 2019

Anita Skippervik:
Norwegian methods of investigation of child protection cases do not meet international standards
2 March 2019

A demand from a lawyer for removal of a convicted psychiatrist's name
By Marianne Haslev Skånland
24 February 2019

Erik Bryn Tvedt, lawyer:
Who is taken care of in child protection cases?
5 February 2019

The child and family centers
The CPS Barnevernet needs law regulation
By Ragnvald Bjørgaas Petersen
25 January 2019

Siv Westerberg – an introduction
28 December 2018 (6 June 2006)

Child Prisons? In Sweden?
By Siv Westerberg
28 December 2018 (1995 - October 1998 - 4 October 2006)

Marianne Haslev Skånland:
Calls from the engine room ignored on deck,
and how to improve the reputation of Barnevernet

30 September 2018

Olav Sylte:
After 12 months: 12 new serious miscarriages of justice
24 September 2018

Marianne Haslev Skånland:
A warning issued to a psychologist who will not report families to the CPS Barnevernet
18 september 2018

Norway's seat on the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR)
By Marianne Haslev Skånland
13 September 2018

Crime and assessments in child protection circles in Norway
– A court case, comparisons, and implications

By Jan Simonsen and Marianne Haslev Skånland
18 May 2018, updated 26 May 2018

A case exposing the double standards of Norway's CPS
By Jan Simonsen & Marianne Haslev Skånland
14 May 2018

Top child psychiatrist and child protection expert convicted for child abuse photos and videos
By Jan Simonsen
4 May 2018

County boards with quality at an all-time low
By familien-er-samlet (the-family-is-together)
25 November 2017

Siv Westerberg:
Norway and Sweden – where inhuman rights prevail
11 November 2017 (7 May 2012)

Aage Simonsen:
Norwegian child protection hits immigrants hard
10 November 2017 (4 July 2012)

Marianne Haslev Skånland:
The Hague Convention in India? What a pity
8 November 2017

Marianne Haslev Skånland:
On the Hague Convention re international child abduction:
Custody demands from other sources than parents

10 October 2017

Norwegian Supreme Court judgment: A father is to go to
jail for 5 months for having kept his daughter away from
the cps Barnevernet's care

By Marianne Haslev Skånland
7 June 2017

Judgment against Marius Reikerås quashed
By Marianne Haslev Skånland
30 May 2017

Interesting ECtHR judgment: Improta against Italy
By Marianne Haslev Skånland
12 May 2017

Seshadri Chari & Suranya Aiyar:
Norway's child snatching laws must exempt Indians
10 February 2017 (31 December 2016)

Prison and foster home – this is what the system is like
By Marianne Haslev Skånland
19 January 2017

Jan Simonsen:
Poland with new legislation to protect Polish children
against Norwegian Barnevern

3 January 2017

Nils Morten Udgaard:
Norway and 'civil society'
13 November 2016

Arne Seland:
A recipe for disaster
10 May 2016

Paying out compensation
while creating the basis for more claims

By Marianne Haslev Skånland
24 March 2016

Arne Seland:
Barnevernet – the child protection service (CPS) –
should not be given more responsibility
11 March 2016

Confused politicians?
by Marianne Haslev Skånland
9 February 2016

Marianne Haslev Skånland:
"Rights" for children – what is the result?
1 February 2016

Mani Shankar Aiyar:
Norwegian non-humans / Norske ikke-mennesker
15 November 2015

Erik Rolfsen:
Child protection and the emperor's new clothes
15 September 2015

Bjorn Bjoro:
Deficient rule of law in child protection cases in Norway
25 July 2015

Marianne Haslev Skånland:
Judgment in Poland: a nine-year-old girl NOT to be extradited to Norway
11 December 2014

Dag Sverre Aamodt:
The Child Care Service experience from a lawyer's perspective
27 March 2014

Jørgen Stueland:
The Child Protection Service: Report from a meeting in the autumn of 2013
25 March 2014

Suranya Aiyar:
Guidelines for CWCs under POCSO
A talk given at the NCPCR, New Delhi, on 20 July 2013
27 December 2013

Marianne Haslev Skånland:
If Assange is extradited to Sweden
15 February 2011

A system that abuses the whole family
By Cassandra Jardine (Telegraph, 19.10.06)