On Petitions of misconduct by German Youth Services
Dear Sir or Madam,
I have a petition for the debate in the EU Committee meeting May 5, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.
We have currently established at the University of Munich, as part of a doctoral thesis on health consequences of isolation experiences in children and / or parents, that in Germany a systematic disregard of the rights of children and parents by Jugendamt (youth welfare offices), and partly as a consequence also by courts.1 The results of our survey of more than 220 families with forced isolation children of parents — partly caused by youth welfare offices or not prevented by failure to act — we will publish both nationally and internationally in the summer of 2015.
I can tell after a first analysis that the result shows a disaster requiring urgent action now.
In Germany there are countless children whose contact with a complete genetic half (parent, grandparent, extended family, friends) will be permanently denied. They are forcibly made to be half-orphans or orphans.
And in Germany there are countless adults − mothers, fathers, grandparents, other relatives, friends − who have their children and even contact with them expropriated by youth welfare offices (and partly the courts).
Almost all of these sufferers say they have suffered through the isolation measure physical or mental pain or suffering and are sure to suffer more. This means the offense of torture under Article 1 of the United Nations Convention Against Torture.
To my knowledge, the isolation of people is not permissible, after the European Convention on Human Rights, especially when it concerns children.
Please inform me of the outcome of the hearing, we would like to take the opinion of the Committee in our scientific publication.
Ursula Gresser, Professor Dr. med. Dr. med. Habil
Specialist in Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Faculty member of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Munich
Practice for Medical scientific expert opinion and conflict resolution
- This is the ugly reality of the bureaucratic term, “contact ban” such agencies as the Jugendamt use. ↩