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Nielsen v. Denmark 

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Court/Judicial body: European Court of Human Rights 

Citation: Application no. 10929/84 
Date: 28 November 1988 
Instrument(s) cited: European Convention on the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamentl Freedoms 

Case summary

Jon Nielsen applied to the European Commission when he was 13, in 1984, concerning his placement in a child psychiatric ward by his mother, because he constantly ran away to his father following his parents’ separation. The application was referred to the Court which in 1988 found that Jon’s application did not amount to restriction of liberty within the meaning of  Article 5 of the Convention. 

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