Day: October 15, 2010
It’s been 16 months since Swedish “authorities” state-napped Dominic Johannson as he and his family were preparing to leave Sweden. Swedish authorities forcibly removed Dominic from his family and placed the child in state-controlled foster care because his parents had been homeschooling the 7-year-old. Authorities denied visitation rights but have relented to allow brief, supervised visits every five weeks or so. The parents raised an international protest, and Swedish social services have dug in and refuse to reunite the child with the family.
Apparently, the legal authority Sweden cites to justify its exercising state parental rights over the authority of the actual parents is the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. This convention is a very bad piece of public policy that should not be implemented in the US. The state should not be given the authority to ensure that children are raised and educated as “the state” deems appropriate.
See latest report from WND as well as links to prior reports here. Kudoas to ADF and HSLDA for continuing the legal fight for Dominic and his family.