Delegation of the European Union
to the United Nations - New York

The ECHR at 70: Celebrating the EU and Council of Europe’s Shared Vision for Human Rights

25/09/2020 - 15:12
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The right to respect for family life is guaranteed under the European Convention on Human Rights. Parents should have the possibility to obtain custody of their children and contact them. At the same time children should have the right to stay with their parents. As the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights bears testimony, the best interest of the child is one of the guiding principles for cases of family dispute resolution. As the video shows, many parents who lost custody of their children were reinstated in their rights by the Court in Strasbourg. For people across Europe, the ECHR sets the highest standards of protection for private and family life. 

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