Sunday, January 8, 2006

Maltese Government Sued in European Court of Human Rights in DNA Paternity Dispute

A Maltese businessman is suing the Maltese government in the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg over a paternity case in which DNA tests show he is not the father of a child born during his marriage.  He claims that the refusal of the Maltese legal system to recognize his efforts to repudiate the conclusive presumption of paternity of the child violates Article 8 (right to respect for private and family life), Article 6.1 (access to court) and Article 14 (prohibition of discrimination) of the European Convention of Human Rights.  Source:  Charlot Zahra, The Malta Independent Online, 217.145.4.56/in/news.  (For the complete story, please click here. Last visited January 8, 2006, reo).

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