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Marckx v Belgium

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Court/Judicial body: European Court of Human Rights 

Citation: Application no. 6833/74 
Date: 13 June 1979 
Instrument(s) cited: European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms 

Case summary

Paula Marckx applied, on behalf of herself and her infant daughter Alexandra, to the European Commission of Human Rights in 1974 regarding rights related to the status of children born “out of wedlock”. The case was referred to the Court which found that Alexandra’s rights under  Article 8, and Article 14 (non-discrimination) read in conjunction with Article 8, had been breached.

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