Case of Evans v. the United Kingdom: non-violation of the Convention [10/04/2007]

After the applicant, Natallie Evans, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, she and her partner J. consented to in-vitro fertilisation treatment, as a result of which six embryos were created and placed in storage. When the applicant was medically fit to have the embryos implanted, J. withdrew his consent to their use as their relationship had ended. Relying on Articles 2, 8 and 14 of the European Convention on Human Rights, the applicant complained that domestic law had authorised her former partner to withdraw his consent. On 10 April the Court ruled that there had been no violation of the Convention.   (More...)
 

Affaire Evans c. Royaume-Uni : non-violation de la Convention [10/04/2007]

La requérante, Natallie Evans, et son compagnon J. ont eu recours à une fécondation in vitro, à l'issue de laquelle six embryons ont été créés et mis en conservation. Ce traitement avait été envisagé à la suite d'un diagnostic de cancer des ovaires de Mme Evans. Au moment où l’intéressée était médicalement apte à se faire implanter les embryons, J. a retiré son consentement à leur utilisation, en raison de la fin de leur relation. Invoquant les articles 2, 8 et 14 de la Convention européenne des Droits de l’Homme, la requérante se plaignait que le droit interne avait autorisé son ex-compagnon à révoquer son consentement. Le 10 avril, la Cour a conclu à la non-violation de la Convention.   (More...)