Applicant name X.
Applicant type Natural person
Country The United Kingdom
Decision no. 5608/72
Date 14/12/1972
Institution Commission
Type Decision (partial)
Outcome Art. 8 Inadmissible
Reason Manifestly ill-founded (health and morals)
Type of privacy Family privacy
Keywords Custody
Facts of the case Custody awarded to the mother, to the displeasure of the father.
Analysis The Commission stresses that when parents are divorced or otherwise seperated, it is in the interest of the child to award custody to one of the parents in the interest of the psychological well-being of the child. Hence its reference to health and morals. The Commission applies the same reasoning with regard to the right to access; the father is allowed to spend one weekend per month with his child. Finally, the Commission finds no evidence of a discriminatory (Article 14 ECHR) decision by the national authorities on the ground of his nationality (Greek).
Documents Decision