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Sunday, December 14, 2008
  Rights for Great Grandparents
The linked story in the Sunday Mercury is a case I have been dealing with for some time. It has been very difficult to get to the bottom of what happened and in fact we have failed to get all the information. The courts have lost their file.

In the mean time, however we have managed to start an action which can be taken to the European Court.

It will be an interesting one as it looks at the question as to whether Grandparents or Great Grandparents have any Article 8 rights. In English law there are no such rights, but there are logically some under the ECHR.
 
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There would be no need for applications to anywhere, if social services acted in a reasonable fashion & really did do what is in the child's best interest.

However generally they pathetic.
 
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