Judgment concerning the Russian Federation

Human Rights building

In the case of Savinovskikh and Others v. Russia, the Court held that there had been a violation of the right to respect for private and family life.

The case concerned the termination of custody and of the foster-care agreement for two children aged four and five, on the ground of their foster parent being transsexual and undergoing a change of gender identity.

The Court found that the national authorities had failed to conduct an in depth examination of the overall family situation and to properly weigh up the respective interests of each person whilst focusing on what would be the best solution for the children.

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