The applicants, Selma Kılıc and Mürsel Kılıc, are Turkish nationals who were born in 1975 and 1974 respectively and live in Vienna. The case concerns the placement of the applicants’ children with foster families following their removal from the applicants’ care due to allegations of neglect. The domestic courts ruled, ultimately, that returning the children to their parents would put them in danger.
Relying on Article 8 (right to respect for private and family life) and Article 9 (freedom of thought, conscience and religion) of the European Convention on Human Rights, the applicants complain of the refusal to return their children to their care and that the children’s placement in foster families did not reflect their religious or ethnic background.
- No violation of Article 8
Press release ECHR 005 (2023) 12.01.2023