Source: United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
Date: 12 Jun 2009
Committee on the Rights of the Child
Issues Conclusions on Reports of France, Sweden, Mauritania, Slovenia, Bangladesh, Niger, Romania and Oman
Excerpt from report on France regarding accouchement sous X/Born Under X/legalized baby dumping:
The Committee also remained concerned that a mother giving her child up for adoption, if she wished, could conceal her identity and oppose the right of the child to know his or her origins, depriving the child of a part of his or her rights. The Committee thus reiterated its previous recommendation that France take all appropriate measures to fully enforce the child’s right to know his or her biological parents and siblings, as enshrined in article 7 of the Convention.