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Attorney General of the Rome Court of Appeal v X, Final appeal judgment, ILDC 2657 (IT 2016), No 12962, 22nd June 2016, Italy; Supreme Court of Cassation; 1st Civil Section

Whether Articles 3 and 12 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and Articles 4 and 9 of the Convention on the Exercise of Children’s Rights required a child to be provided with independent representation for second-parent adoption proceedings.

Whether international law required an expansive interpretation of domestic legislation that allowed adoption only in the event that pre-adoption placement was not possible, such as in second-parent adoption proceedings by homosexual couples.

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