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
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.
Link to full judgement: http://hudoc.echr.coe.int/eng?i=001-57545
Related CRC Articles: Article 12: The childs opinion, Article 3: Best interests of the child, Article 9: Separation from parents
Cited CRC Articles: none