As I continue watching a new case of another child abducted to Poland (Anika Kamiński) , I realized one thing: I have never acknowledged a group of judges and prosecutors who ARE doing their jobs in Poland. Attorneys who DO follow the law in regards to Hague Convention cases. Many times going against their own colleagues, Polish media, and very common, blind Polish nationalism. Many times these representatives of the law in Poland, dearly pay with their personal carriers, and are being discriminated by politicians and corrupt bosses.
Up till now, I never used names of any particular individuals, who were involved in my cases throughout the years. I did see any reason to create any unnecessary spectacle. I simply believed that keeping things in the courts, without media circus would be best for the case and the children. I only went to Polish media twice, in order to solicit their help in finding my children. Telling my story publicly, was the price that the newspapers demanded in exchange for publishing the pictures of Amelia and Daniel . Story that came out were slanted towards the mother, but still, I thought worth the price of getting the message out.
Today however, since the Hague Convention law became irrelevant in my case (see my article The day your abducted child turns 16, US goverment sends you a sad letter.) I decided, that it is the time to break my silence,. At least, acknowledging the good, if not name the bad or corrupt (I am still thinking about it), must be done. It is the right thing to do.
I my case, the example of good is represented by Judge Hanna Ostaszewska, who originally adjudicated my Hague Convention application case in Regional Family Court in Gdańsk. She is one that needs to be recognized at this time. Continue reading “There ARE some good judges and prosecutors in Poland.”