HUMAN RIGHTS: R (Axon) v Secretary of State for Health [2006] EWCA 37 (Admin)

06 FEB 2006

(Queen's Bench Division; Silber J; 23 January 2006) [2006] The Times January 26

The guidelines given in Gillick v West Norfolk concerning a young person's right to confidentiality in relation to contraception did not infringe parental rights under the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms 1950. Further, the Gillick guidelines were now adapted to deal with advising and providing treatment for all treatment relating to sexual matters.

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