Decision of the Court of Cassation, I Civil Section, No. 12962 of 26 May 2016

The Court of Cassation rejected the appeal by the juvenile Public Prosecutor against the decision of the Court of Appeal of Rome, juvenile section, which confirmed the decision of the Juvenile Court in Rome allowing the adoption by a woman of the natural and underage daughter of her same-sex partner. The Court declared the appeal unfounded because in contradiction with the applicable principles set forth in Italian national law, the European Convention on the Exercise of Children’s Rights and the New York Convention on the Rights of the Child. Moreover, the Court underlined the conformity of its decision with the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights.