Southend Borough Council v CO and another

Family proceedings – Orders in family proceedings. The parents' right under art 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights outweighed the children's right under art 8 of the Convention when it came to the question of an online petition being taken down. The parents had created the petition following the grant of adverse care and placement orders involving the parents' four children. The Family Division held, amongst other things, that there was very little cogent evidence that each of the children or any of them would suffer embarrassment, much less emotional harm, if the petition remained online.

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