Hoffmann v. Germany, 11 October 2001: “A father's right of access to his daughter born out of wedlock in Germany”

·         refusal to grant a father right of access to his child born out of wedlock, and the procedure leading to this refusal (Article 8 of the ECHR) – [no violation].

·         alleged discrimination in respect of right of access between the fathers of children born out of wedlock and divorced fathers (Articles 14 + 8 of the ECHR) – [violation].

·         proceedings denying right of access to the father of a child born out of wedlock (Article 6 § 1 of the ECHR) – [violation].

Also see the case of Elsholz v. Germany, 13 July 2000.