BC-and-EF-2016

Another parental dispute regarding vaccinations. Courts respect the views of parents but have to make a decision in the best interest of the child. This judgment shows that a parent does not gain anything by submitting as their witness statement an extensive report with reference and links to research papers, articles, statistics and similar, as the mother did in this case.

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