2. International agreement on Civil and Political Rights
Article 23 alin.1,4.
3. European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms – Article 6
paragraph 2, Article 8, 9.
Also, if we consider the legislation in Romania, Law 272 of 2004, we see that its
provisions were not considered: “The best interests of the child shall prevail in all
actions and decisions concerning children, undertaken by public authorities and private
authorized bodies, as well in the cases decided by the courts. (paragraph 3); the
persons provided in paragraph 3 are obliged to involve the family in all decisions,
actions and measures regarding the child care and support, growth and training,
development and education of the child within the family.
The provisions of this law apply to: a) The Romanian children citizens on Romanian
territory; b) The children of Romanian citizens abroad; (Articles 2, 3).
In addition, Article 41, paragraph 2 of the above mentioned law states that “the
individual or the family that would be guardian must be assessed by the general
direction of social assistance and child protection regarding the moral guarantees and
material conditions, which must be met to receive a foster child. The assessment is
made by the general direction of social assistance and child protection at the person’s
home or family, giving priority to the child’s extended family members.,, – which has not
happened in this case.
Therefore, we ask for the present delicate situation, with the complexity of the factors
that led to this demarche, the case of Barbu family to be solved as soon as possible.
Every moment is very important for their children deeply affected causing trauma that
may have irreversible consequences due to separation from the natural family.
Thus, we request urgent and insistent the two children of the Barbu family, put in
custody and proposed illegal and abusive for adoption by a couple – as we mentioned
above it seems gay, to be returned unconditionally to the family or extended family.
We underline also that abusive acts committed by British authorities were reached
endangering the health of Mr. Florin Barbu, the natural father of the children, being now
on hunger strike, 16th day, in front of the ECHR in Strasbourg. We are beside Barbu
family at these heartbreaking moments and we appreciate the dignity father’s that can
go up to the supreme sacrifice in recovering his children.
We count on direct support and institutional authority that you represent, to give back
the Barbu children to the natural parents, as
well as the other families in the same
suffering, the right to life and happiness by ending any abuse of this kind.