In re P (Adoption: Unmarried couple) – WLR Daily

Posted June 20th, 2008 in adoption, human rights, law reports, parental rights by sally

In re P (Adoption: Unmarried couple) [2008] UKHL 38; [2008] WLR (D) 198

“Arts 14 and 15 of the Adoption (Northern Ireland) Order 1987, which prevented an unmarried couple from being considered as potential adoptive parents, were incompatible with the couple’s rights under articles 8 and 14 of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, as scheduled to the Human Rights Act 1998.”

WLR Daily, 19th June 2008


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