India is currently in a diplomatic row with Norway over a child custody case. In 2011, an Indian couple in Norway had their one-year-old daughter and three-year-old son removed from their home and placed in foster care by the Norwegian Child Welfare Service (CWS).This move by the Norwegian government is actually unprecedented. Historically, governments have adopted a tacit policy of non-intervention on matters impacting on the rights of women and children, which have been regarded as individual nation’s ‘domestic’ concerns.
In this article "Why Governments Barter Women's Human Rights" in The Government in The Lab Magazine, I explain where this approach of treating women's and children's human rights as a 'domestic' issue comes from, and why it needs to change. Article on this link http://tiny.cc/s759bw