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ECHR -  Recent judgment: recognition of the legal parent-child relationship

For the European Court of Human Rights, refusal to register the birth details of a child born abroad through surrogacy is not in breach of the right to respect for private life, in so far as a legal parent-child relationship can be established through adoption. More information on the Court’s judgment of 16 July 2020 in the case of D v. France, please see ECHR case-law.

Belarus - Gender Equality and Justice

The Project “Supporting the civil justice reforms – strengthening the judicial system (2019-2020)” prepared and printed the brochure “Gender equality and justice in the Republic of Belarus”, available in Russian only. The brochure analyses the situation with gender equality in the judiciary in Belarus and includes recommendations for improvement. In the summer 2020 this brochure will be disseminated among judges and court staff of Belarus to raise their awareness on the subject. The findings of this publication will be considered while planning and organising project activities.

Guidelines on Electronic Evidence in Civil and Administrative Proceedings

and Opinion No. 19 (2016) on the role of court presidents

now available in Russian

The Project “Supporting the civil justice reforms – strengthening the judicial system in the Republic of Belarus (2019-2020)” sponsored the translation into Russian of the Council of Europe “Guidelines on Electronic Evidence in Civil and Administrative Proceedings", prepared by the European Committee on Legal Co-operation (CDCJ), and “Opinion No. 19 (2016) on the role of court presidents“ of the Consultative Council of European Judges (CCJE). These publications will be disseminated among judges and court staff of Belarus. They can respectively be found on the CDCJ and CCJE websites.

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