Applicant name X.
Applicant type Natural person
Country Denmark
Decision no. 6854/74
Date 29/09/1976
Institution Commission
Type Decision
Outcome Art. 8 Inadmissible
Reason No inteference; exhaustion of domestic remedies
Type of privacy Family privacy
Keywords Runnaway child; not returned by authorities; no positive oblgiation
Facts of the case Child runs away from home; stays at a squatter area firs and later moves in with a friend’s mother. Authorities stay in contact with her, but do not force her to go back home.
Analysis The claim of the parents consists of two parts, one of which is dismissed because the parents did not exhaust all domestic remedies. The other part concerns the fact that the authorities did not return the child. Interestingly, in a case against the Netherlands, the Commission had found that when authorities do return the child to their parents, they are not in violation of the Convention and in particular, the right to private life of the child. In this case, the Commission finds that the authorities, however, do not have a positive obligation to return the child.
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