Applicant name x.
Applicant type natural person
Country Germany
Decision no.6699/74
Institution Commission
Type Decision
Outcome Art. 8 Admissible
Type of privacy Private life; bodily privacy
Keywords Transgender; change name; exhaust domestic remedies
Facts of the case Man becomes women after operation and wants her name changed. Authorities refuse.
Analysis The Commission does not give a detailed account of the case, but it is interesting because it accepts that the refusal of the authorities to change a person’s name after gender reassignment operation could amount not only to a violation of Article 8 ECHR, but also of Article 3 ECHR. In addition, given the interest at stake and the lenght of the national proceedings, it feels that the applicant does not need to exhaust all domestic remedies, which were pending for four years.
Documents Decision