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European Court of Human Rights Ruling concerning the taking of intimate photographs

European Court of Human Rights
Published April 19 2010-04-21
MAK and RK v. United Kingdom Application Nos: 45901/05 and 40146/06

Before L Garlicki, President and Judges Sir Nicholas Bratza, G Bonello, L Mijovic, J Sikuta, M Poalelungi and N Vucinic Deputy Section Registrar F Araci Judgement March 23 2010-04-21

The taking of blood samples and of intimate photographs of a girl aged nine, without her parent’s consent violated article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights, guaranteeing the right to respect for private and family life. The absence of a common law duty of care owed to parents, violated article 13, providing for the right to an effective remedy.

Read the full judgement published in The Times 19th April 2010 from the link below...

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