Fostering, children’s “best interests” and religion: Kılıc

In Kılıc v Austria [2023] ECHR 10, the applicants, Turkish Muslims, objected to the manner in which their children had been taken into care by the local authority [2-9]. Relying on Articles 8 and Article 9 ECHR, they complained about the authority’s refusal to return their children to their care and that the children had been placed in foster families that did not reflect their religious or ethnic background. Continue reading