Applicant name X.
Applicant type Natural person
Country Sweden
Decision no.7911/77
Date 12/12/1977
Institution Commission
Type Decision
Outcome Art. 8 Inadmissible
Reason Manifestly ill-founded (health and morals)
Type of privacy Family privacy
Keywords Access to children
Facts of the case Parents divorce; custody awarded to mother; father denied access to children.
Analysis The short case is interest for two reasons. First, the Commssion emphasizes that the right to access to children by parents is a near absolute right that can only be limited in exceptional situations. In this case, the father was violent, so the ECtHR accepted that exceptional circumstances were present. Second, the Commission refers to the ‘health and morals’ of the children als ground for limiting the family privacy of the father, not their rights and freedoms.
Documents Decision