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This Fact Sheet aims at presenting the main findings and recommendations from both parts of this research; the quantitative one developed through a survey conducted with 900 Albanian children, interviewed during December 2013 – January 2014, aged 13-18 years old; and the qualitative one developed through a legal and policy review related to child online safety in Albania.
This research was initiated from World Vision Albania and Kosovo and Child Protection and Participation Learning Hub. The survey took place in Tirana, Korca, Shkodra, Vlora, Elbasan, and Peshkopi. 67% of these children live in rural area and 55% of them are girls.
Today, the population of Jews living in Hungary is around 120,000 with 110,000 mostly concentrated in Budapest, although 2011 census data show only 10,965 (0.11%) self-identified religious Jews, of whom 10,553 (96.2%) declared themselves as ethnic Hungarian.
Lawmakers on Beacon Hill are considering a bill that would prohibit people from dating or having a sexual relationship within their home while they are going through the process of getting a divorce.
An Act relative to divorce, Bill S.787, was proposed by State Sen. Richard Ross, a Republican from Wrentham, on behalf of former Wrentham Selectman Robert LeClair.
Under the legislation, couples going through proceedings that involve children and a marital home would not be allowed to conduct relationships within the home until the divorce was finalized and custody issues were resolved. The only exception would be if they received "express permission" from the courts.
The bill was referred to the committee on the Judiciary.
The Hungarian article is based on an interview with Maria Herczog, Hungarian member of the UNCRC on her views regarding a recently submitted bill on the new system of fostering in Hungary. The new bill proposes that all foster parents receive salaries, have to give up their daily jobs and need to care for at least 4 children. They are entitled to holidays during which time other services have to take over the care of the children.
According Maria Herczog the bill has an ‘air’ of the 1930’s and is a large mistake. It would, in her view encourage parents to choose to be foster parents simply because of the money – which will also mean that it will be predominantly very poor families, in rural areas with no other employment possibilities who choose to be foster parents. She points out that most children in foster care have special needs and previously foster parents legitimately took on one or two children only, to be able to give them enough attention. Also they need to be close to services like physiotherapy and developmental pegagogist – which are only ensured in larger municipalities.
While this article does not mention, other press coverage also pointed out how detrimental it was for fostered children that foster parents could go on holiday without the fostered children (reinforcing the idea that they are not part of the family?). Maria Herczog pointed out in addition to this that the salary proposed is meager and a 24-hour ‘job’ is required in return, without proper institutional support. She points out in the interview the different international practices that should be followed, including professional fostering, but in those cases the parents are well-qualified social workers, teachers etc. who can foster children with multiple challenges. Clearlythe bill seems to be a step-back for Hungarian fostering.
WHEN it comes to family violence, there is a huge gap between the rhetoric and the reality. We all want women and their children to be safe from abuse, but at present the system is particularly stacked against the kids.
You might be surprised to know the rights of an abusive, violent parent comes before the rights of their child.
That’s right. Under the present law, a father can threaten to kill his partner, hit her and set her house on fire and he can still get access to their children.
This is very wrong.
Clearly, the law needs to change. Violent men should not be allowed to play happy families every second weekend.
Greece has announced its decision to join the 15 countries already participating in EU rules which allow international couples to select which country's law applies to their divorce. Under the rules, in place since June 2012, EU Member States decided to proceed with integration through the 'enhanced cooperation' procedure.
The regulation on the law applicable to divorce aims to provide assistance to weaker partners during divorce disputes. International couples are able to agree in advance which law would apply in the event of their divorce or legal separation. In case the couple cannot agree, judges will have a common formula for deciding which country's law applies. The Regulation has no effect on national divorce or marriage laws, nor does it foresee the adoption of rules affecting substantive family law of the Member States.
With almost 1 million divorces in the EU area in 2009 (Eurostat data) the solution helps couples of different nationalities, those living apart in different countries or those living together in a country other than their home country and protects them from complicated, lengthy and painful procedures.
The United Kingdom has not indicated any intention to join the scheme.
Details of the other 15 signatories
EU governments adopted the Council Decision authorising enhanced cooperation on the law applicable to divorce and legal separation in July 2010 (IP/10/917). As a consequence, the 14 participating countries (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia and Spain) adopted a Council Regulation that contains detailed rules on the choice of the law applicable to international divorces (called Rome III Regulation). The Regulation entered into application on 21 June 2012. It has no effect on national divorce or marriage laws
Cases concerning parental rights raise issues mainly under Article 8 (right to respect for private and family life) of the European Convention on Human Rights. In order to determine whether the interference by the authorities with the applicants’ private and family life was necessary in a democratic society and a fair balance was struck between the different interests involved, the European Court of Human Rights examines whether the interference was in accordance with the law, pursued a legitimate aim or aims and was proportionate to the aim(s) pursued.