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

30th March 2016

Sarah Phillimore 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”.

Sarah Phillimore