Ahmut v The Netherlands: ECHR 28 Nov 1996

The bond between natural parents and their children is a strong indicator of the existence of family life: ‘from the moment of the child’s birth and by the very fact of it, there exists between him and his parents a bond amounting to ‘family life’, which subsequent events cannot break save in exceptional circumstances’.


(1997) 24 EHRR 62, 21702/93, [1996] ECHR 61, [1996] ECHR 102


Worldlii, Bailii, Bailii


European Convention on Human Rights 8


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The applicant, an 8 year old boy, became part of his Indian family who lived in England, through an adoption recognised in Indian Law, but not in English Law. Though the adoption was genuine, his family ties had not been broken in India. The family . .
CitedMM (Lebanon) and Others, Regina (on The Applications of) v Secretary of State and Another SC 22-Feb-2017
Challenge to rules requiring certain minimum levels of income (Minimum Income Requirement – MIR) for allowing entry for non-EEA spouse.
Held: The challenges udder the Human Rights Act to the Rules themselves failed. Nor did any separate issue . .
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Updated: 24 July 2022; Ref: scu.165466