Snežana Boucke had a baby daughter born out of marriage, called Kristina. Ms Boucke obtained a court order saying that Kristina’s father had to pay child maintenance. Thirteen years later, the authorities had still failed to get the father to pay child support. Ms Boucke obtained another court order, but this was not enforced either.
Snežana and Kristina Boucke took their case to the European Court of Human Rights.