Spain Calls for Abusers to Lose Custody of Children


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Health & Equality Minister of Spain, Leire Pajín, announced today her intention to suggest a change in the law at tomorrow’s Council of Ministers meeting, which would give judges the power to stop abusive partners from having custody of their children.

Pajín made her announcement as part of today’s “International Day against home Violence”, in which she remembered the 64 women who have perished in Spain this year at the hands of their partners.

“We cannot allow those who are violent or who kill to have custody of their children”, she stressed.

With the US routinely granting custody to 58,000 abusive parents per year, and also being the only country in the world to fail to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, this gives foreign parents one more reason to pause before bringing their children to the US, a good reason for caring parents in the US to consider living elsewhere, and fuels the fires for the upcoming tourist boycott of the US in 2011 to press the US to join the rest of the world by ratifying the CRC.

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