Monday, 29 October 2007

Professor Carolyn Hamilton: What the McCann did was wrong

Leaving a child aged 3 and twins aged 18 months in a locked room, on a complex holiday abroad, checking on them every half hour “is not desirable but parents have to balance the demands of life and will probably have to consider such issues regularly (...) Leaving them for a short while, asleep, in a locked room with regular checks is acceptable. Leaving them for two hours, or with unlocked doors, is not”, according to Carolyn Hamilton, Director of the Children's Legal Centre, an expert for the United Nations in the field of juvenile justice and a member of the UK Advisory Board for the UK Report to the Committee on the Rights of the Child.