The European Court of Human Rights delivered its first advisory opinion under Protocol 16

The French Court of Cassation made a request for an advisory opinion concerning the case of Mennesson v. France (no. 65192/11, 26 June 2014). The case concerned applicants, husband and...

The court decision ordering the DNA test in disputed paternity case did not violate right to privacy

The European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been no violation of Article 8 (right to respect for private and family life) of the European Convention on...

The withdrawal of some aspects of the parents’ authority for refusing parents to have their children attending school

The European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been no violation of Article 8 (right to respect for private and family life) of the European Convention on...

The domestic courts’ failure to enforce the court judgment regarding the entitlement to access to a child

The European Court of Human Rights held that there has been a violation of Article 8 in the case Vyshnyakov v. Ukraine (no. 25612/12, 24.07.2018). The case concerned applicant’s access...

The rights of prospective adoptive parents cannot override rights of biological parents

In the case Antkowiak v. Poland (application no. 27025/17) concerned a custody dispute over a child between the applicants, who are prospective adoptive parents, and the biological parents, the European...