Andersson and Kullman v Sweden: ECHR 1986

The Comission found inadmissible an allegation that Sweden had infringed Article 8 by not providing financial assistance to a mother to allow her to stay at home to look after her children, rather than placing them in a creche and going out to work. ‘The Convention does not as such guarantee the right to public assistance either in the form of financial support to maintain a certain standard of living or in the form of supplying day home care places. Nor does the right under Article 8 of the Convention to respect for family life extend so far as to impose on States a general obligation to provide for financial assistance to individuals in order to enable one of two parents to stay at home to take care of children’.


(1986) 46 DR 251


European Convention on Human Rights 8

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CitedAnufrijeva and Another v London Borough of Southwark CA 16-Oct-2003
The various claimants sought damages for established breaches of their human rights involving breaches of statutory duty by way of maladministration. Does the state have a duty to provide support so as to avoid a threat to the family life of the . .
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Human Rights, Children

Updated: 29 April 2022; Ref: scu.186961