21 judgments found.

X & Y v. The Netherlands

Country: Netherlands
Year: 1985
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: App. No. 8978/80, 8 Eur. H.R. Rep. 235 (1986).
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Disabilities, Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to family life, Right to privacy

The applicant, a father of a mentally handicapped woman, found himself unable to institute criminal proceedings against an individual who had sexually assaulted his daughter due to a gap in the domestic criminal laws of the Netherlands, which required the victim to file the complaint herself. Although the victim was more than sixteen years of …Read more

Tags: Children, Disabled, Handicapped, Incapacity, Incompetence, Mental competence, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental retardation, Minor, Molestation, Pediatric health, Sexual abuse, Sexual assault, Sexual harassment, Sexual violence, Violence against women
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