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Wdowiak v Poland 28768/12 (Judgment (Merits and Just Satisfaction): Court (Fourth Section)) [2017] ECHR 133

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Here, the issue was whether Poland had violated the applicant father’s (“F”) Article 8 right to family life by failing to take sufficient steps to enforce his rights to spend time with his son. The Strasbourg court found no such violation. The Polish courts had taken all reasonable steps to enable F to have contact with his son. Whilst it was unfortunate that those efforts had proved to have had little impact on his ability to participate effectively in his son's life, this was due to the mother's reluctance to allow contact, and also to the child's refusal to see F.

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Published: 22/03/2017

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