The European court of human rights found discriminatory the decision of the Portuguese judges, made by them in the case of 50-year-old citizen of Portugal Maria Morais, the mother of two children, who demanded compensation for the negligence committed by physicians.
About it writes on Wednesday, July 26, the Portuguese edition Correio da Manha.
The plaintiff claimed that as a result it moved in 1995 gynecological surgery, she has lost the ability to enjoy sex and to have normal relations. The judges came to the conclusion that in adulthood, the need for sex is reduced – as well as put the woman compensation, amounting to one third of the standard amount.
The article notes that this decision was made by the judges of Lisbon, composed of one man and two women aged over fifty. This verdict caused a storm of indignation in Portugal, and one of the politicians called him «Taliban law».
The Strasbourg court sided with the plaintiff, stating that the Portuguese colleagues «mired in prejudice» and violated the law on the right to private and family life, ignoring «the physical and psychological importance of sex for self-fulfillment and other aspects of a woman’s life».
Morais will receive 3.250 euros as compensation of the damage and 2.460 euros to cover court costs.