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« Où t’es, papa où t’es? » - How the European Court of Human Rights chooses to be unaware of the fundamental function of the patronym

Professeur extraordinaire à l’Université de Namur
Professeur à l’Université de Liège
Avocat honoraire

7 janvier 2014 - Cour eur. dr. h., Cusan et Fazzo c. Italie

The principal reproach which can be made with the judgement Cusan and Fazzo v. Italia of January 7, 2014, is not certainly to have given a place to the agreement of the parents about the attribution of family name to their children, but initially not to have discussed the function of the name in the European cultures, then to have confused equality and identity of paternity and maternity.