Superdads: Migrant Fathers’ Right to Family Life before the European Court of Human Rights

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Superdads: Migrant Fathers’ Right to Family Life before the European Court of Human Rights

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This contribution argues that the sociolegal position of migrant fathers is much more complex and possibly more vulnerable than often perceived, as a consequence of the workings of family law and immigration law. Using (black) feminist critiques of family law, the question is to what extent migrant fathers’ weaker legal position is being caused by ideologies about fatherhood in family law and immigration law that exclude them from being “good fathers.” The argument is based on an analysis of European Court of Human Rights case law on affiliation, divorce, custody, visiting rights, and residence.

 

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  • de Hart, Betty. « Superdads: Migrant Fathers’ Right to Family Life before the European Court of Human Rights ». Men and Masculinities, vol. 18, no 4 (2015), p.448-467