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An international appeal to be submitted to the Finnish government and the President as a claim to take up urgent measures to improve the legal state of the separated and divorced fathers, both native and foreign, and their children living in this country.The appeal is meant to wake other States to make a point of the discrimination against fathers in the child custodial matters in Finland.

The statistics show us the very sad fact that our children lose their fathers in 40 - 60 % of all cases of divorce and separation of the parents. This does not happen, because the law is deficient. It is the public authorities that make this happen. Without criticism they give support even to those mothers who openly act to alienate fathers from their children by any means whatsoever and for good. The concept "the best interest of the child" is expressed in the domestic law and international obliging treaties, but in the official procedures it has become converted into "the best interest of the mother". The latter is the leading rule the Finnish authorities follow when dealing with family split-ups.

By making our authorities to recognize us fathers as parents and to give to us back rights to family life we might help more of our children keep their fathers after the separation of parents. We dare to ask for your signature as a sign of your support for us!

We are very grateful to you for your kindest support!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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