Evans V United Kingdom

Evans V United Kingdom

Evans v. the United Kingdom was a key case at the European Court of Human Rights. The case outcome could have had a major impact on fertility law, not only within the United Kingdom but also the other Council of Europe countries.

Professor John Harris of the University of Manchester told the BBC in September 2002:

"If the woman (Natallie Evans) succeeds in this case then the whole basis upon which the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority has operated thus far will be overturned. Until now, it has operated on the basis that there must be continuing consent between a man and a women in every stage of the reproductive process. If she (Ms Evans) succeeds in this case, then she will have established that the man's role ends once the egg is fertilised."

On 10 April 2007 Natallie Evans lost her final appeal at the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights.

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... The timeline of the case is as follows June 2000 - Natallie Evans and Howard Johnston, who have been together a year, become engaged October 2001 - Ms Evans, from ... Hadley decides to end her legal battle, but Ms Evans vows to continue January 2004 - Ms Evans seeks leave to appeal against the High Court judgement June 2004 - The Appeal Court also rules ...

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