Welcome to Scribd, the world's digital library. Read, publish, and share books and documents. See more
P. 1
Case of x and Others v. Austria

Case of x and Others v. Austria

Ratings: (0)|Views: 2|Likes:
Published by Francisco Estrada

More info:

Published by: Francisco Estrada on Feb 28, 2013
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as DOCX, PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less

08/19/2013

pdf

text

original

 
 
GRAND CHAMBER 
CASE OF X AND OTHERS v. AUSTRIA
(Application no. 19010/07)
JUDGMENTSTRASBOURG19 February 2013
This judgment is final but it may be subject to editorial revision.
 
X AND OTHERS v. AUSTRIA JUDGMENT 1
In the case of X and Others v. Austria,
The European Court of Human Rights, sitting as a Grand Chamber composed of:Dean Spielmann,
President,
Josep Casadevall,
 
Guido Raimondi,
 
Ineta Ziemele,
 
 Nina
Vajić
,
 
Lech Garlicki,
 
Peer Lorenzen,
 
Anatoly Kovler,
 
Elisabeth Steiner,
 
Khanlar Hajiyev,
 
Egbert Myjer,
 
Danutė
 
Jočienė
,
 
Ján
Šikuta
,
 
Vincent A. de Gaetano,
 
Linos-Alexandre Sicilianos,
 
Erik Møse,
 
André Potocki,
judges,
 and Johan Callewaert,
 Deputy Grand Chamber Registrar,
 Having deliberated in private on 3 October 2012 and 9 January 2013,Delivers the following judgment, which was adopted on thelast-mentioned date:
PROCEDURE
1. The case originated in an application (no. 19010/07) against theRepublic of Austria lodged with the Court under Article 34 of theConvention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms
(“the Convention”)
by three Austrian nationals (
“the applicants”), on
24 April 2007. The President of the Grand Chamber acceded to theapplicants
request not to have their names disclosed (Rule 47 § 3 of theRules of Court).2. The applicants were represented by Mr H. Graupner, a lawyer  practising in Vienna. The Austrian
Government (“the Government”) wer 
erepresented by their Agent, Ambassador H. Tichy, Head of the InternationalLaw Department at the Federal Ministry for European and InternationalAffairs.3. The applicants alleged that they had been discriminated against incomparison with different-sex couples, as second-parent adoption waslegally impossible for a same-sex couple.

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
scribd
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->