Sentenza 07 gennaio 2014, n.77/07
Affaire Cusan et Fazzo c. Italie: attribuzione del solo cognome materno ai figli
Data: 07 gennaio 2014
In the case of Cusan and Fazzo v. Italy (application no. 77/07), which is not final (during the three-months period following its delivery, any party may request that the case be referred to the Grand Chamber of the Court), the European Court of Human Rights held, by a majority, that there had been: a violation of Article 14 (prohibition of discrimination) of the European Convention on Human Rights, taken together with Article 8 (right to respect for private and family) of the Convention. The case concerned a challenge to transmission of the father’s surname to his children. The Court held that the decision to name a child based on transmission of the father’s surname was based solely on discrimination on the ground of the parents’ sex, and was incompatible with the principle of non-discrimination [fonte: www.echr.coe.int – Press release].