Cohabiting (Status of)

  • Nataša LucićEmail author


This chapter analyses the individual status of cohabiting under European law. It begins with an analysis of the legal protection of a cohabitant’s right to family life under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights and the relevant case law of the European Court of Human Rights. Furthermore, the chapter elaborates on the individual status of cohabiting in European Union law, emphasising the cohabitants’ legal status with respect to the freedom of movement of workers and their family members. Finally, the chapter attempts to assess the contribution of cohabitants to the development of European law and to provide an answer to the question of whether the process of European integrations has governed and/or influenced the individual status of cohabitants and, if so, to determine the extent of such an influence.


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  1. 1.Faculty of Law OsijekJosip Juraj Strossmayer University of OsijekOsijekCroatia

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