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Fabris v France (Application no. 16574/08)

ECHR case involving the payment of compensation by the French Government after a decision, that the applicant who was illegitimate could not inherit his mother's estate, was overturned. The dissenting judgment said that the respondent State could not choose to maintain the discriminatory treatment of children born out of wedlock and pay compensation to the applicant as an alternative to ceasing the said discrimination and granting the abatement according to the principle of equality of children born in and out of wedlock.

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Judgment, published: 19/08/2013


Published: 19/08/2013


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