Adoption of Portuguese children found to be in breach of Article 8

Source: Family Law Week
Barrister: Sarah Phillimore
Area of Law:  Children
Date: 30th March 2016
Summary:  Sarah discusses Soares de Melo v Portugal, a significant case in the continuing debate about the rights and wrongs of non consensual adoption. Sarah says “The recent decision of the European Court of Human Rights in this case restates very clearly the positive obligation under Article 8 of the ECHR upon States to keep families together”.

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