Children’s refusal to return to their mother and their manipulation by the father does not exempt the authorities from taking the necessary measures to restore family ties. Failure to enforce judgments for custody violates the right to family life.
JUDGMENT R.Ι. and others v. Romania 4.12.2018 (no. 57077/16) see here SUMMARY The case concerned a woman who was given custody of her two children but who was not able to enforce the orders, which left the children with the father. While accepting that the authorities had been placed in a difficult position given opposition […]