REPORT OF MISSION TO NEPAL 23-27 NOVEMBER 2009

Date: 2010-02-04

INTERCOUNTRY ADOPTION TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMME

REPORT OF MISSION TO NEPAL 23-27 NOVEMBER 2009

See attached document below is a small excerpt:

5.1 Other challenges to children’s rights
1. Falsification of documents: there is evidence that this abuse is occurring regularly in order to declare a child adoptable and that this abuse has continued under the Terms and Conditions 2008;

2. False statements about the child’s abandonment, origins, age and status: there is evidence that this abuse is occurring regularly in order to declare a child adoptable;

3. Lack of transparency and accountability for the money coming into Nepal (to the Government and institutions) from intercountry adoptions;

4. The absence of a policy on intercountry adoption as a child protection measure within an integrated policy of alternative care options for a child without a family;

5. A lack of alternative care solutions for children without parental care.

Attachments:
nepal_rpt09.pdf
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