Kutzner v Germany: ECHR 26 Feb 2002

Hudoc Judgment (Merits and just satisfaction) Violation of Art. 8; Pecuniary damage – claim rejected; Non-pecuniary damage – financial award; Costs and expenses partial award
The mutual enjoyment by parent and child of each other’s company constitutes a fundamental element of family life, and the placement of children in foster homes or other accommodation which they do not share with their parents constitutes an interference with the right protected by article 8.


46544/99, (2002) 35 EHRR 653, [2002] ECHR 160


Worldlii, Bailii


European Convention on Human Rights 8


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CitedRegina v London Borough of Barnet ex parte G; Regina v London Borough of Lambeth ex parte W; Regina v London Borough of Lambeth ex parte A HL 23-Oct-2003
The applicants sought to oblige the local authority, in compliance with its duties under the 1989 Act, to provide a home for children, and where necessary an accompanying adult.
Held: There were four hurdles for the applicants to cross. They . .
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