Applicant name X.
Applicant type Natural person
Country Germany
Decision no. 4427/70
Date 24/05/1971
Institution Commission (Plenary)
Type Decision
Outcome Art. 8 Inadmissible
Reason Exhaustion Domestic Remedies
Type of privacy Family Privacy
Keywords Locus Standi; vicinity of mental institution
Facts of the case Son hospitalised in mental institution; father applies for placing him in an institution closer to the parents’ home. Father dies.
Analysis The application is rejected because the applicant has not exhausted all domestic remedies. It is interesting nevertheless, because ther is a whole jurisprudence on the question of whether appliations may be continued by their relatives of the applicant dies. In this case, yes. ‘The Commission accepts the continuation of the original applicant’s complaint by his widow, as the applicant had, before his death, always written to the Commission on behalf also of his wife and as it is clear that they had a joint interest in the case.’
Documents Decision