• Greece has pulled back. However, this will be small respite for the Greek families who are being forced through economic hardship to hand their children over to the authorities.
This flies in the face of Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights, Article 7 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the EU Charter of Fundamental Freedoms.
All children have the right to be reared by their parents. Ireland needs to take note. As a first measure, the Insolvency Bill 2011 must be enacted immediately.