FLORIN BARBU – Complaint Addressed To the European Court of Human Rights

 

  • Strasbourg, France
    June 1
    st
    , 2016
    To: European Court of Human Rights
    Attention: Mr. Judge Paul Mahoney (UK), Mrs. Judge Iulia Motoc (RO)
    Dear Judges and Court,
    As citizens of Romania, as parents or future parents and as Orthodox Christians we
    need to bring into your attention and report serious violations of the international laws
    and national Romanian legislation(Law no. 272 of 2004 about protection of children’s
    rights – Articles 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, article 30 paragraphs 1, 41) by the local authorities in the
    United Kingdom and Ireland in the case of Barbu family.
    As you may have already taken note, the Barbu family’s children were removed from
    their natural family (biological) and were entrusted for adoption after an offensive and
    ridiculous approach of the local UK officials, without any right of reply. Please note that
    all family members are Romanian citizens. So how is it possible that for two Romanian
    children – we emphasize Romanian citizens!!! – to be started a petition for adoption by
    foreign persons of another nationality, religion, values, even more, from father’s
    narrations, it seems that it’s a gay couple – against the Romanian legislation, and all
    that without the involvement of the Romanian State and without direct consultation of
    the involved parties in this case?
    Why were not taken into account the reports sent from Romania written by Child
    Protection Service Craiova to which a lot of people contributed?
    Abuses by local authorities in the United Kingdom (UK) in this case violates, by the way
    how they acted, many norms of international law related with human rights and
    children’s rights as follows:
    1. UN Convention regarding the Child Rights: Article 2, paragraph 2; Article 8,
    paragraph 1; Article 12, paragraph 2; Article 14; Article 20 alin.1,2,3; Article 21.
    ,, The States Parties undertake to respect the rights of the child to preserve identity,
    including nationality, name and family relations as recognized by law without unlawful
    interference,, (article 8, paragraph 1)
    ,, States Parties shall respect the child’s right to freedom of thought, conscience and
    religion,, (article 14)
  • 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.

 

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