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Other Decisions Decision C 239 (24/02/2012)

Authority: American Commission on Human rights

Date: 02/24/2012

Subject: The Inter-American Court of Human Rights, recalling a consolidated jurisprudence of the Court of Strasbourg, established that the decisions of the Juzgado de Menores de Villarica before, and of the Chilean Supreme Court of Justice after, to revoke the custody of the children from Mrs Karen Atala Riffo, because of her sexual orientation and the cohabitation with her girlfriend, amounted to a discriminatory treatment and an unlawful interference in her right to the respect for private and family life

Parties: Caso Atala Riffo y Niñas vs. Chile

Original language: Spanish

Classification: Freedoms - Art. 7 Privacy - Equality - Art. 20 Equality - Art. 21 Non discrimination - Art. 24 Children’s rights - Justice - Art. 47 Independent and impartial tribunal

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