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Paternity Tests, Germany: why the government threatened men with 1 year in prison

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posted on Jan, 12 2005 @ 06:21 PM
Dads (?) not allowed to take buccal swab sample from babies - German Supreme Court

The results of paternity tests can't be used in court unless the mother gave her consent for the test, the German Supreme Court ruled today behind closed doors.

The child's personal rights would be violated, the Federal Court of Justice in Karlsruhe said in an e-mailed statement.
The court's decision today centered on two separate cases in which men tried to submit evidence from secret genetic tests using a hair or a chewing gum showing that they are not the fathers of their claimed children. The hearing was held behind closed doors.

The cases are XII ZR 60/03 and XII ZR 227/03.


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