Woman loses maintenance case against the British government

An Irish mother-off our whose ex-husband owed her more than £20,000 in maintenance payments has lost a landmark case against the British government in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).

21st June, 2008

An Irish mother-off our whose ex-husband owed her more than £20,000 in maintenance payments has lost a landmark case against the British government in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).

Mary Kehoe, 44, from Galway, claimed there was an unreasonable delay in enforcing the payments, and said her lack of access to the courts was a breach of Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

Kehoe and her husband were married in 1983. They...

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