Published: 11 Dec 2012 | By Awaz Raoof
Okroshidze v Georgia
On 11 December 2012, the European Court of Human Rights accepted the terms of a friendly settlement between the applicants, Maya and Giorgi Okroshidze, and the Georgian Government in the case of Okroshidze v Georgia. The Georgian Government acknowledged that its domestic law had prevented the applicants (mother and child) from fully enjoying their rights under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), as it had denied them the opportunity to rely on the results of a positive DNA test between the child and father to claim child maintenance. As well as paying the applicants damages, the Government agreed that the applicants were entitled to apply to reopen their claim in the domestic courts in order to establish paternity on the basis of the DNA test, and to claim child maintenance from the date they first initiated their claim in the
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