Article 8

The return of the children to the father’s residence, which was their permanent place of residence, did not violate the mother’s right to family life

JUDGMENT Voica v. Romania 07.07.2020 (no. 9256/19) see here   SUMMARY Custody and residence of a child. Best interests of children. The applicant moved with her children to Romania even though their place of residence and that of her ex-husband, with whom she shared custody, was France. The domestic courts ordered the return of the children […]

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The lack of access of a transgender Iranian to a gender recognition process, because his / her registration certificate had not been issued in the country where he / she lived, violated his / her privacy.

JUDGMENT Rana v. Hungary 16.7.2020 (no. 40888/17) see here  SUMMARY The case concerned a transgender man from Iran who had obtained asylum in Hungary but could not legally change his gender and name in that country. The Court noted that the domestic system for gender recognition had excluded the applicant simply because he did not […]

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Abduction of a child by her mother. Non-implementation of the Hague Convention by national courts. Violation of the father’s right to family life

JUDGMENT Michnea v. Romania 07.07.2020 (no.  10395/19) see here  SUMMARY Hague Convention, Brussels Regulation, child custody and best interests of the child. The applicant, a Romanian national, lives in Italy where he and his Romanian wife had a daughter. Without his consent, the wife moved with her child to Romania. The domestic courts rejected the […]

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Rejection of a transgender’s request for a change of his name and gender. Violation of the right to privacy

JUDGMENT Y.T. v. Bulgaria 09.07.2020  (no. 41701/16) see here  SUMMARY The case concerned a transsexual (Y.T.) who had taken steps to change his physical appearance and whose request for (female to male) gender reassignment had been refused by the Bulgarian courts. He claimed that he had become aware of his male gender identity during adolescence […]

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Prohibition of entry into Switzerland for 7 years of a convicted of drugs did not violate his family life

JUDGMENT Κ.Α. v. Switzerland 07.07.2020 (ap. no. 62130/15) see here SUMMARY The case concerned the dismissal of the applicant’s request for an extension of his residence permit and the order imposing a temporary prohibition on entry to Switzerland, issued against him following his criminal conviction for a drug-related offence. The applicant was expelled from Switzerland, […]

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The refusal to revoke the decision regardng the recognition of paternity, which was later proved by DNA that he was not the biological father and despite the consent of him and the child, violated the right to family life.

JUDGMENT Bocu v. Romania 30.06.2020 (appl. no. 58240/14) see here   SUMMARY Recognition of paternity. Revocation of paternity recognition decision due to the existence of new strong opposing data. The applicant was recognized by an irrevocable court decision as the father of B.AM., with a simple blood test and speculation of their biological connection. When B.AM. […]

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Disbarrement of a lawyer by a bar association because he criticized a public judge for tarnishing the reputation of the judiciary. Violation of freedom of expression and privacy.

JUDGMENT Bagirov v. Azerbaijan  25.06.2020 (no. 81024/12 and 28198/15) see here  SUMMARY Disbarrement of a lawyer by a Bar Association. Lawyer’s confidentiality duty. Freedom of expression and the right to privacy. The applicant, a lawyer by profession, disclosed the cause of death of his client’s son. He was suspended from practising law for one year, for […]

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The birth certificate, which implied that the child had not been baptized, violated the family’s right not to disclose their religious beliefs.

JUDGMENT Stavropoulos and others v. Greece 25.06.2020 (no. 52484/18) see here SUMMARY The case concerned the practice of certain registry offices in Greece indicating on birth certificates when a child is named by a civil act. Stavroula-Dorothea Stavropoulou and her parents, the applicants in the case, complained in particular that the handwritten note “naming” on […]

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Adoption of a child without the consent of the mother. Violation of family life. The Court calls for the restoration of the biological mother-child communication!

JUDGMENT Omorefe v. Spain 23.06.2020 (no. 69339/16) see here SUMMARY The case concerned the placement in foster care and subsequent adoption of a child and the inability of the biological mother to retain contact with him. In 2009 the applicant, Ms Omorefe, asked for her son (born in 2008) to be taken into care by […]

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Collection and retention by police of non sensitive personal data of a criminal did not violate the right to privacy

JUDGMENT Ρ.Ν. v. Germany  11.06.2020 (no. 74440/17) see here   SUMMARY Personal data and police investigation. The applicant had previously been convicted of several serious offenses. A criminal prosecution was ordered again for accepting and disposing of the proceeds of crime, and the police issued an order to collect photographs of the applicant and fingerprints […]

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