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The birth certificate, which implied that the child had not been baptized, violated the family’s right not to disclose their religious beliefs.

JUDGMENT Stavropoulos and others v. Greece 25.06.2020 (no. 52484/18) see here SUMMARY The case concerned the practice of certain registry offices in Greece indicating on birth certificates when a child is named by a civil act. Stavroula-Dorothea Stavropoulou and her parents, the applicants in the case, complained in particular that the handwritten note “naming” on […]

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Lack of civilian service as an alternative to military service precluded recognition of conscientious objection, in breach of the Convention

JUDGMENT Mushfig Mammadov and others v. Azerbaijan 17.10.2019 (no. 14604/08) see here SUMMARY The case concerned the applicants’ refusal on religious grounds to serve in the army. The Court observed that the criminal prosecutions and convictions of the applicants on account of their refusal to perform military service had stemmed from the fact that there […]

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Ban on converting a public building into a place of worship for a religious group. The prohibition is justified due to violations of urban planning legislation.

JUDGMENT Pantelidou v. Greece 10.10.2019 (no. 36267/19) see here  SUMMARY Transformation of a public property into a place of worship and the right to religious freedom. The applicant, who is a member of the Church of True Orthodox Christians, alleged that her right to religious was  violated  because it was forbidden for her religious community to […]

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Failure to issue a city council decision authorizing a community of Jehovah’s Witnesses to rebuild a worship site violated their religious freedom.

JUDGMENT  Religious Community of Jehovah’s Witnesses of Kryvyi Rih’s Ternivsky District v. Ukraine (no. 21477/10) 03.09.2019  see here SUMMARY Licensing to a community of Jehovah’s Witnesses to rebuild their place of worship. Failure to take legal action by the city council. The applicant community of Jehovah’s Witnesses has appealed before the domestic courts to declare as […]

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