Applicant name X.
Applicant type Prisoner
Country UK
Decision no.7610/76
Institution Commission
Type Decision
Outcome Art. 8 Inadmissible
Reason Manifestly ill-founded (health and morals; rights and freedoms of others)
Type of privacy Family privacy
Keywords Name change children
Facts of the case Mand and woman marry and have several children. Marriage dissolved because of man’s bigamy. Man sentences for decades of imprisonment. Woman remarries and is allows to change the surname of their children.
Analysis Interference with applicant’s family life, but necessary for the protection of both the health and morals and the rights and freedoms of their children. The fact that the father has no factual tie of significance is not taken into account by the Commission with respect to the question of whether there has been an interference – the biological and legal ties are sufficient – but it is underlined when the Commission discusses the legitimacy of the interference.
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