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Public Statement: JUDr Marica Pirosikova

First off, I would again like to thank to the British politician John Hemming MP, who notified me during the search for adequate solution in the case of Boor on the possibility for the Slovak Republic to enter into the proceedings before English courts as a third party. The judgment of Sir James Munby confirms that such approach of the Slovak Republic was accurate. It is a challenge also for the other countries claiming not to be able to help their citizens facing separation of children from their parents without relevant reasons in the United Kingdom, to intervening actively in a such proceedings before the family courts. At the same time it is very important for the intervening country to assess the cases also with regard to the ECHR case law. I remind that the PACE on 30 November 2012 adopted a resolution where it stressed that the children should be separated from their parents only in very exceptional circumstances. The adoption of the resolution was based on a report by Christopher Chope criticising the functioning of family courts e.g. in the United Kingdom. (http://assembly.coe.int/nw/xml/XRef/Xref-DocDetails-EN.asp?FileID=19190&lang=EN)" 

JUDr. Marica Pirošíková
zástupkyňa Slovenskej republiky pred Európskym súdom pre ľudské práva
Ministerstvo spravodlivosti Slovenskej republiky
Župné nám. 13

813 11 Bratislava

(written by her in English rather than translated)

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