The European Court of Human Rights considers parental alienating behavior to be a form of emotional child abuse and requests that when there are indications of such that quick and carefully chosen measures are applied. "In addition, we must take parents’ fears and concerns seriously, even if they talk about the non-recognized parental alienation syndrome. The burden of proof for sufficient diligence in a particular case lies with the authorities. It is important to take children’s wishes seriously; however, we must verify that their expressed wish is compatible with their best interests".Sünderhauf-Kravets, H., & Widrig, M. (2021). Compensation for “parental alienation”: Analysis of ECtHR Judgement 23641/17. In The Routledge International Handbook of Shared Parenting and Best Interest of the Child (1st ed.). Routledge.
Author Archives: Pieter Tromp MSc (PEF - president)
4th International Conference on Shared Parenting 2018 – Opening Remarks by Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni, Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe
Upholding the child’s right to a family after parents’ separation Newsroom – Council of Europe – Strasbourg – 22 November 2018 https://www.coe.int/en/web/portal/-/upholding-the-child-s-right-to-a-family-after-parents-separation Deutsch English français italiano русский Shutterstock.com Shared parenting after separation/divorce, children’s rights and the role of the states … Continue reading
Impact of the European Convention on Human Rights – Family (Including Links to Factsheets on the family case-law of the European Court of Human Rights)
Selected on relevance for non-resident parents by Peter Tromp from: Right to Family life, Impact of the European Convention on Human Rights at Council of Europe. The European Convention on Human Rights protects the right to respect for family life. … Continue reading
Statistical analysis of 2015 Hague Convention applications on International Child Abduction – Summary provisional global report
A statistical analysis of applications made in 2015 under the Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction — Summary of global report (Part 1) Hague Convention Preliminary Procedural Document No 11 A of … Continue reading
Are Parents with Shared Residence Happier ? Children’s Post-divorce Residence Arrangements and Parents’ Life Satisfaction Source: Stockholm Research Reports in Demography 2015: 17 Franciëlla van der Heijden, Utrecht University Michael Gähler, SOFI, Stockholm University Juho Härkönen, Department of Sociology, Stockholm … Continue reading
Kontaktabbruch zu den leiblichen Eltern durch Trennung macht Kinder krank ! (Metastudy, Prinz/Gresser, 2015)
Macht Kontaktabbruch zu den leiblichen Eltern Kinder krank? Eine Analyse wissenschaftlicher Literatur Prinz/Gresser: Macht Kontaktabbruch zu den leiblichen Eltern Kinder krank? NZFam 2015, 989-995 Quelle: Neue Zeitschrift für Familienrecht (NZFam), von Prinz A., Gresser U. (2015) NZFam 21/2015, 2: 989-995, … Continue reading
Fifty moves a year: is there an association between joint physical custody and psychosomatic problems in children?
Fifty moves a year: is there an association between joint physical custody and psychosomatic problems ? Authors: Malin Bergström,  Emma Fransson,  Bitte Modin,  Marie Berlin, [2 & 3] Per A Gustafsson,  Anders Hjern [1 & 5] … Continue reading
“THE FATHERLESS SOCIETY” A DIPLOMA THESIS by Barbara Kleinschuster- Moser. Die vaterlose Gesellschaft: Literatur- und Feldstudie (PDF-download, Barbara Kleinschuster-Moser, Diplomarbeit, 09.02.2015) This German language diploma thesis was produced in Austria during an instruction course to become a qualified social education … Continue reading
THEME 2014: WORKING TOGETHER FOR MEN AND BOYS, FATHERS AND SONS International Men’s Day, Wednesday 19 November 2014 Working Together for Men and Boys, Fathers and Sons: Positive Male Role Models Objectives of International Men’s Day include a focus on … Continue reading