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ECHR finds that same-sex partners should be able to succeed to a tenancy held by their deceased partner

[Strasbourg, 03 March 2010] On 2 March 2010, the European Court of Human Rights in the case of Kozak v. Poland found that a same-sex partner should be able to succeed to a tenancy held by their deceased partner. The Court held that the Polish authorities’ exclusion of same-sex couples from succession could not be justified as necessary for the legitimate purpose of protection of the family and was a violation of the right to non-discrimination under Article 14 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

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