1st P – Article 2

Presence of a student in an orthodox rite of blessing without the knowledge of his parents and contrary to his religious beliefs. Non-violation of the right to education and freedom of religion

JUDGMENT Perovy v. Russia  20-10-2020 (app.  47429/09) see here SUMMARY The case  concerned the Russian Orthodox rite of blessing in a classroom. The applicants in the case are a married couple (the first and second applicants) and their son (the third applicant) who are not members of the Russian Orthodox Church. They all alleged that […]

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Failure to provide of statutory specialised learning support to an autistic child in the first two years of primary school violated her right to education.

JUDGMENT G.L. v. Italy 10.09.2020 (app. no.  59751/15) see here SUMMARY The case concerned the inability for a young girl suffering from nonverbal autism (G.L.) to receive specialised learning support during her first two years of primary education (between 2010 and 2012) even though the support was provided for by law. The Government relied, in […]

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Greece’s condemnation as students’ parents were being forced to sign a statement that they were not Christian Orthodox in order for their children to exempt from religious education classes, revealing their religious faith

JUDGMENT Papageorgiou and others v. Greece  31.10.2019 (no. 4762/18 and 6140/18) see here SUMMARY The case concerned compulsory religious education in Greek schools. The European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been: a violation of Article 2 of Protocol No. 1 (right to education) to the European Convention on Human Rights, interpreted […]

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Unfair interventions in schools violated the basic rights of students, parents and teachers in education, privacy and personal freedom.

JUDGMENT Iovcev and others v. the Republic of Moldova and Russia 17.09.2019 (no. 40942/14) see here SUMMARY Teacher intimidation and illegal investigations of students by the “MRT”, directed by the Russian Federation. The applicants are five students, three parents and 10 members of the Romanian / Moldavan language school in Moldova. The “MRT”, which is  in economic  […]

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The denial of the possibility of education to detainees through the use of computer violated their right to education.

JUDGMENT Mehmet Reşit Arslan and Orhan Bingöl v. Turkey (no. 47121/06) see here SUMMARY Reasonable right of prisoners to continue their studies during their imprisonment. The applicants were convicted of a serious offense – participation in an illegal armed organisation. One of them was transferred to high security prisons. Their requests to have access to audiovisual materials […]

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Disabled student. Suitable facilities and education for people with disabilities. Romania has taken adequate measures to allow access.

JUDGMENT Stoian v. Romania 25.06.2019 (no.289/14) see here SUMMARY  Disabled student. Facilities suitable and edication for people with disabilities. Romania has taken adequate measures to enable access to suitable facilities in schools for pupils with special needs and to provide adequate support for their education. The Stoian v. Romania case (No 289/14) concerned the complaints […]

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Can the protection of cultural heritage be the content of an individual application? An interesting case of the Court

JUDGMENT Ahunbay and others v. Turkey 21.02.2019 (no. 6080/06) see here SUMMARY In this case, five applicants complained that the planned construction of the Ilısu dam threatened the Hasankeyf archaeological site, a place of archaeological and cultural interest dating back more than 12,000 years. The Court considered that the application was incompatible (ratione materiae) with […]

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ειδικές ανάγκες

Impossibility for a paraplegic person to gain access to university buildings: discrimination regarding the right to education

JUDGMENT  Enver Şahin v. Turkey 30.01.2018 (no. 23065/12) see here SUMMARY  The case concerned the impossibility for a paraplegic person (Mr Şahin) to gain access to the university buildings for the purpose of his studies owing to the lack of suitable facilities. The Court found in particular that the Government had not demonstrated that the […]

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δικαίωμα στην εκπαίδευση

The teaching of the Kurdish language and the right to education

JUDGMENT  Çölgeçen and others v. Turkey 12.12.2017 (no.  50124/07, 53082/07, 53865/07, 399/08, 776/08, 1931/08, 2213/08 and 2953/08) see here   SUMMARY  The expulsion of students from Turkish universities because of their desire to attend Kurdish language courses. Disciplinary sanctions against students. Re-enrollement of students without compensation. Violation of the right to education. PROVISION Article 2 of […]

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