However for the servants of the state, the rights of some can be over=ridden when they decide that a danger is posed, the current scandal with the family courts held in secret, sometimes even from those who are being judged by one is one of them, however there are also the actions of social workers and local councils to be considered too...
Social services forcibly removed a pregnant woman's unborn baby by caesarean section and put it up for adoption after obtaining a high court order on the grounds the mother had suffered a mental breakdown.Now I'm pretty sure bi-polarism should not be grounds for removing a child from a parent unless they are refusing to take medication, I'm also pretty sure in this case that forcibly removing a child by caesarian breaches so many human rights that I'm amazed a High Court Judge even sanctioned it. after all, first the Council would first have to find that she was basically unfit to make any decision herself and then shown there was an acute risk to the mother if a natural birth was attempted.
Essex council obtained an order allowing them to sedate the woman against her will before taking her daughter and placing it into care.
The Italian woman, who was in Britain on a work training course, claims she had not even been warned that she would be given a caesarean. It is not believed a natural birth would have posed a risk to her or the child's health.
Social workers argue they were acting in the best interests of the baby, who is now 15 months old, and are refusing to hand her back to the mother despite claims that she has made a complete recovery,
The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, reportedly suffered a panic attack while staying at a hotel which her relatives believe was a result of her failing to take medication for a pre-existing bi-polar condition.
She called the police and was taken to a psychiatric hospital where she was sectioned under the mental health act.
The baby was born five weeks later after which the mother returned to Italy.
The case has since escalated into an international legal row with an Italian High Court judge questioning whether British care proceedings should have been applied to the child of an Italian citizen.
Or rather I would be if this weren't the UK and the courts have been kidnapping children via the family courts and putting them up for adoption wholesale.
I do have a horrible suspicion that a caesarian was used to prevent any emotional bonding between mother and child as it's known the mother was rendered unconscious during the process, but that's simply my opinion.
In this case the power of social workers and the courts appears to be based not on facts, but on fear, misjudgement and abuse of power.
I hope the Lady gets her child back, but knowing how the system is played in this country, I'm not going to hold my breath.