Sophia Gudrun Hansen v Turkey: ECHR 23 Sep 2003

Hudoc Judgment (Merits and just satisfaction) Violation of Art. 8 ; Pecuniary damage – financial award ; Non-pecuniary damage – financial award ; Costs and expenses partial award – domestic proceedings ; Costs and expenses partial award – Convention proceedings
‘Although measures against children obliging them to re-unite with one or other parent are not desirable in this sensitive area, such action must not be ruled out in the event of non-compliance or unlawful behaviour by the parent with whom the children live.’


36141/97, [2004] 1 FLR 142, [2003] ECHR 451, [2003] ECHR 451


Worldlii, Bailii


European Convention on Human Rights 8


Human Rights

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MentionedF v M FD 1-Apr-2004
The court considered the ‘ongoing debate’ about the court’s role in contact disputes. ‘this case illustrates all too uncomfortably the failings of the system. There is much wrong with our system and the time has come for us to recognise that fact . .
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Human Rights, Children

Updated: 03 August 2022; Ref: scu.186416