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Case Law 2/2016 (14/01/2016)

Type: Judgment

Authority: National Courts: Supreme Courts (Belgium) - Cour Constitutionnelle

Date: 01/14/2016

Subject: The decision of the Constitutional Court also applying the jurisprudence of the Court of Strasbourg, quashed article 335 of the Civil Code, as modified by the law of 8 May 2014, where it provided for that, in the event of disagreement between the parents or in case there was no choice, the son automatically adopted only the father’s surname, for the violation of the principle of equality and non discrimination

Parties: V.V. et Institut pour l’égalité des femmes et des hommes

Original language: Belgian

Classification: Equality - Art. 20 Equality - Art. 21 Non discrimination

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