Father to be compensated for bad decision of Czech court

12-11-2011

The European Court of Human Rights has ordered the Czech Republic to pay 10.000 euros i.e. around a quarter of a million crowns in compensation to a father who was barred from seeing his son following his divorce, the daily Lidové Noviny wrote on Saturday. The father was prevented from seeing his son for almost ten years – first on the whim of his former wife and later on the grounds of a ruling by a Czech court which argued that the relationship between the divorcees was irreparably bad and seeing both his parents would have an adverse affect on the child. The man took his case to a European court and won.