Children are treated as chattels and are not consulted on their wishes and proper assessmebts are not carried out for court tug of love cases, they can be snatched from their home in one country and taken to another without adequate preparation, or proper social assessments, without being consulted on their wishes if a court makes a decision. What about the childs human rights, an intelligent five year old knows their own mind, yet they are deemed not old enough to make a decision. At whar age are we deemed to deserve our human rights, 18 ? Time the childs wishes were considered paramount and at the very least these cases should be considered more sensitively, the child should be prepared, consulted and social assesments carried out and their human rights should be given consideration.
Why does this idea matter?
It infringes these rights
- the right not to be punished for something that wasn't a crime when you did it
- the right to respect for private and family life
- freedom of expression
- the right to liberty