Seddon v Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council (Adoption: Human Rights)

Adoption – Practice. The present proceedings arose out of the adoption of a child who had been born to the claimant. The Family Division, in dismissing the claimant's claims for certain declarations under the Human Rights Act 1998, held, among other things, that the making of an adoption order always brought pre-existing rights under art 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights as between a birth parent and an adopted child to an end. Those rights had arisen from, and co-existed with, the parent-child relationship, which was extinguished by adoption.

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