X v Netherlands: ECHR 1974

(Comission) A child asserted her right to live where she pleased.
Held: The state has an obligation to provide for its children to live with their parents in normal circumstances: ‘As a general proposition, and in the absence of any special circumstances, the obligation of children to reside with their parents and to be otherwise subjected to particular control is necessary for the protection of children’s health and morals although it might constitute, from a particular child’s point of view, an interference with his or her own private life’.
(1974) 2 DR 118
European Convention on Human Rights 88
Human Rights
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CitedAxon, Regina (on the Application of) v Secretary of State for Health and Another Admn 23-Jan-2006
A mother sought to challenge guidelines issued by the respondent which would allow doctors to protect the confidentiality of women under 16 who came to them for assistance even though the sexual activities they might engage in would be unlawful.
Updated: 12 February 2021; Ref: scu.238337