The Confiscation of the Bhattacharya Children in Norway, A Case Study

The Confiscation of the Bhattacharya Children in Norway, A Case Study

This was a case study filed along with the Petition to the National Humans Rights Commission in India in October 2012 thoroughly analysing the case record in one of the early cases of foster care which Indians learnt of in the now-famous Bhattacharya case. This case involved a Bengali family recently settled in Norway who two children – a baby girl of about five months and a two year old boy whose children were taken by Norway’s child protection agency, Barnevernet.  Among the well-known jurists who came to together to work on this study were Justice Mukul Mudgal  and Justice AP Shah, who had recently retired. The study is based on the County Committee and District Court orders and other official record of the case as sent to the mother by the Norwegian authorities.

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