||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 138 (Sep)
||European Court of Human Rights
Judges Costa (President), Bratza, Loucaides, Bîrsan, Jungwiert, Butkevych, Thomassen and Mrs S Dollé (Section Registrar)
||24 September 2002
Human rights - Family life - Positive obligation - Freedom to receive information - Applicant seeking disclosure of his social service records - Local authority failing to disclose records - Whether positive obligation to protect right to family life - Whether failure to disclose records contrary to right to family life - European Convention on Human Rights, art 8.
Social service records, which contained the principal source of information regarding significant periods of an applicant's formative years, related to his private and family life. Where the applicant had had no right of appeal to any independent body against a refusal of access to those records, there had been a failure to fulfil the State's positive obligation to protect the applicant's private and family life in breach of art8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.
- An Official transcript is the final version of the judgment prepared by shorthand writers. LexisLibrary contains all judgments from the High Court and aboveView Judgment
- The All England Law Reports comprises judgments with headnotes and catchwords indicating the area of law and key issues of the case prepared by legally qualified editorsFind AllER Reports
- Cases related to this particular case that are related to, or discuss this caseView related cases
- Commentary discussing this particular case from LexisLibrary's comprehensive range of titles including Butterworths, Halsbury's and TolleyView related commentary