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Prisoners, their partners and the right to family life

Jackson, Emily (2007) Prisoners, their partners and the right to family life. Child and Family Law Quarterly, 19 (2). pp. 239-246. ISSN 1358-8184

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Does the right to 'found a family' (Article 12) mean that prisoners and their partners should be granted access to artificial insemination facilities? In Dickson v United Kingdom the European Court of Human Rights, by a majority, decided that the UK was entitled to restrict prisoners' access to AI to exceptional cases only. The Dicksons did not qualify, despite the fact that Mrs Dickson would be too old to conceive naturally when Mr Dickson was released from prison. In this note, I explore the Court's reasoning and challenge some of the assumptions which underpin the majority's judgment.

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Additional Information: © 2007 Jordan Publishing Ltd
Divisions: Law
Subjects: K Law > KD England and Wales
K Law > K Law (General)
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2008 13:06
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 00:34

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