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Barn ska inte vara brickor i ett politiskt spel : en komparativ studie av Rysslands adoptionslagstiftning i förhållande till internationella riktlinjer kring adoption

Adolfsson, Eva LU (2013) MRSG20 20131
Human Rights Studies
Abstract
The Russian Federation decided in late 2012 to ban adoptions to the United States. The adoption ban has been criticized from several directions for being motivated politically and that it did not take into account the children who were waiting for an adoption to the United States. Children who go through an adoption are often found in an unusually vulnerable position. Not only have they lost their parents' care, but they have also been deprived of their natural home environment. To ensure dependable protection of children in an adoptive process, several international agreements have been established to make sure that the adoptions are controlled by competent authorities and only take place if it is in the child's interest. The paper aims... (More)
The Russian Federation decided in late 2012 to ban adoptions to the United States. The adoption ban has been criticized from several directions for being motivated politically and that it did not take into account the children who were waiting for an adoption to the United States. Children who go through an adoption are often found in an unusually vulnerable position. Not only have they lost their parents' care, but they have also been deprived of their natural home environment. To ensure dependable protection of children in an adoptive process, several international agreements have been established to make sure that the adoptions are controlled by competent authorities and only take place if it is in the child's interest. The paper aims to analyze the degree to which Russia in theory meets international guidelines on adoption that are found in the United Nations Children's Convention of 1989 and the Hague Adoption Convention of 1993. The theory is based on a children's rights perspective that is founded in the four basic principles of Convention on the Rights of the Childs: non-discrimination; the best interests of the child; the right to survival, life and development, and respect for the views of the child. The outcome of the study is that Russia has established the principles from the two conventions but that there are changes that can be made to better ensure the protection of children in cases of adoption. (Less)
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author
Adolfsson, Eva LU
supervisor
organization
course
MRSG20 20131
year
type
L2 - 2nd term paper (old degree order)
subject
keywords
Human rights, Russia, Convention on the Rights of the Child, Hague Adoption Convention, Adoption, Comparative study., Mänskliga rättigheter
language
Swedish
id
3802216
date added to LUP
2013-07-18 16:26:44
date last changed
2014-09-04 08:27:38
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  abstract     = {The Russian Federation decided in late 2012 to ban adoptions to the United States. The adoption ban has been criticized from several directions for being motivated politically and that it did not take into account the children who were waiting for an adoption to the United States. Children who go through an adoption are often found in an unusually vulnerable position. Not only have they lost their parents' care, but they have also been deprived of their natural home environment. To ensure dependable protection of children in an adoptive process, several international agreements have been established to make sure that the adoptions are controlled by competent authorities and only take place if it is in the child's interest. The paper aims to analyze the degree to which Russia in theory meets international guidelines on adoption that are found in the United Nations Children's Convention of 1989 and the Hague Adoption Convention of 1993. The theory is based on a children's rights perspective that is founded in the four basic principles of Convention on the Rights of the Childs: non-discrimination; the best interests of the child; the right to survival, life and development, and respect for the views of the child. The outcome of the study is that Russia has established the principles from the two conventions but that there are changes that can be made to better ensure the protection of children in cases of adoption.},
  author       = {Adolfsson, Eva},
  keyword      = {Human rights,Russia,Convention on the Rights of the Child,Hague Adoption Convention,Adoption,Comparative study.,Mänskliga rättigheter},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Barn ska inte vara brickor i ett politiskt spel : en komparativ studie av Rysslands adoptionslagstiftning i förhållande till internationella riktlinjer kring adoption},
  year         = {2013},
}