5 November 2022
Marius Reikeras:
Trude Lobben brings the case back to the Court, to examine new violations
DGI - Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law Department for the Execution of Judgments of the ECHR
F-67075 Strasbourg Cedex France
E-mail: dgI-execution@coe.int
Press Release
Att: DGI Human Rights Directorate
Copy: Public
Dear Sir/ Madam,
Regarding: Trude Lobben brings the case back to the Court, to examine new violations.
I will inform you that on November 4, Trude Lobben brought a new
application to the ECHR, as the applicants are of the view that there has
been a new violation of Article 8, taken together with Article 46 of the
Convention. The applicants also claim that there is a violation of Article
6 of the Convention.
As you already are aware of, the Norwegian courts simply refuse to reopen
the case, not acting in good faith and in a manner compatible with the
“conclusions and spirit” of the first Lobben judgment.
In fact things have gotten worse since the first Lobben judgment was
announced by the Grand Chamber on 10 September 2019.
I also remind you that the Norwegian authorities follow the same pattern
in all of the other cases where the Court has found Norway to violate
Article 8 of the Convention:
Norway simply refuses to respect the judgments given by the Court.
Bergen, 4.11.22
Marius Reikeras
See also

The European Convention on Human Rights
Council of Europe, 1950 with later additions

Council of Europe:

DGI – Department for the Executions of Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights
Council of Europe Portal, updated 2022

Proceedings under Article 46 § 4 in the Case of Ilgar Mammadov v. Azerbaijan,
Judgment, Grand Chamber
European Court of Human Rights, 29 May 2019

The Strand Lobben case against Norway in Strasbourg
Forum Redd Våre Barn (Save Our Children), thread 30 November 2017 – 4 November 2018

Convictions of Norway in the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in cases concerning child protection (Barnevern)
Recorded by Marianne Haslev Skånland
MHS's home page, 12 March 2020 – , last update 27 March 2022

Marius Reikeras / Reikerås:
We must keep fighting for human rights in Norway
Sunday Guardian Live, 20 October 2018
 – :  A brief report in the wake of the two ECtHR judgments against Norway on 10 March 2020
MHS's home page, 24 March 2020
Siv Westerberg:
Foster-children as lucrative business
MHS's home page, February 2005 / 25 January 2014
Anita Skippervik:
Norwegian methods of investigation of child protection cases do not meet international standards
MHS's home page, 2 March 2019
Connie Reguli:
Breaking up families in the name of child protection
Sunday Guardian, 13 October 2018
Marianne Haslev Skånland:
The Council of Europe with a critical report on European child protection systems
MHS's home page, 4 July 2018
 – :  The Norwegian state's interpretation of the ECtHR judgments about our child protection Barnevernet
MHS's home page, 9 March 2020
 – :  Interesting ECtHR judgment: Improta against Italy
MHS's home page, 12 May 2017
 – : How Norwegian experts came to reject biological kinship as relevant in child welfare policy
MHS's home page, 13 October 2017
 – :  Hillary and Bill Clinton – zealous promoters of forced adoptions in the USA
MHS's home page, last updated 6 July 2021
Julija Stepanenko:
Latvia's inspiring campaign against forced adoptions
Sunday Guardian Live, 30 December 2017
Catherine Lynch:
Ethical case for abolishing all forms of surrogacy
Sunday Guardian Live, 28 October 2017