Tlapak and Others v Germany (App nos. 11308/16 and 11344/16) (European Court of Human Rights, 22 March 2018)

Public law children –Physical abuse – Practices of religious community – Removal of children and of parental rights – Whether there had been a breach of Art 8. The ECHR held that there had been no violation of Art 8 by domestic courts in removing the parental rights of parents involved in corporal punishment against their children as part of their religious beliefs.

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