Applicant name X.
Applicant type Natural person
Country Germany
Decision no. 6577/74
Date 19/12/1974
Institution Commission
Type Decision
Outcome Art. 8 Inadmissible
Reason No positive obligation; nor interference
Type of privacy Family privacy
Keywords Father’s realtionship with child broken
Facts of the case Father has been living apart from his daughter for a dozen of years; the contact he has with his daughter is increasingly complicated and eventually waters down.
Analysis The Commission stresses that there was no active interference with the man’s right to family life, but that the authorities have respected has legitimate desires, that the fact that his contact with his daughter is problematic is at least partly his own fault and finally, referring to its earlier decision, that the Convention does, in principle, not entail a positive obligation for governments to guarantee the rights contained in it.
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