Published: 1 Dec 2005 | By Natasha Kravchuk

The European Court of Human Rights and the Protection of the Rights of the Child


The problem of the protection of the rights of children has always been painful for Russia. Such violations have become especially pervasive within the last few years. The lack of effective mechanisms for the protection of children’s rights, especially the right to respect for family life, accounts in part for the ever-growing number of minors placed in state establishments for children.

In this article, Natasha Kravchuk considers the role of the ECtHR in the protection of the rights of the child, with particular reference to the cases of Nielsen v Denmark and Kutzner v Germany, and the implications this may have for the Russian Federation. To find out more, click on the link to the full article below.