Article 11

The police dissolution of university professors’ protest at the Rector’s office was necessary to prevent public unrest.

JUDGMENT Tuskia and others v. Georgia 11.10.2018 (no. 14237/07) see here SUMMARY Teachers’ protest at the Rector University office and police intervention. Dissolving the protest, administrative prosecutions and imposing fines on teachers. The Court held that the removal of the applicants from the Rector’s office was not disproportionate, since the protest could take place in […]

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Court rejects complaint about restrictions on the right to strike and compulsory arbitration

JUDGMENT Association of Academics v. Iceland 07.06.2018 (no. 2451/16) see here SUMMARY  The case concerned restrictions on the right to strike and the introduction of compulsory arbitration. Relying on Article 11 of the European Convention on Human Rights, the applicant association, which represented 18 of its member unions, many in the health-care sector, complained that […]

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Prohibition of a protest for wage cuts violates the right of assembly

JUDGMENT United Trade Union Civil Union and Csorba v. Hungary 22.5.2018 (no. 27585/13) see here   SUMMARY  Prohibition of a protest demonstration regarding planned wage cuts for airport workers. Infringement of Article 11 (freedom of assembly) of the European Convention because the ban on the demonstration constituted a disproportionate interference with the applicants’ rights. PROVISION  Article 11 PRINCIPAL FACTS  […]

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απεργία

Religious organizations have the right to freedom of assembly

JUDGMENT  Bektashi Community and others v. “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” 12.04.2018 (νο. 48044/10, 75722/12 and 25176/13) see here SUMMARY  Religious Union has demanded recognition of its continued legal status under the new legislation and its request was rejected by the national courts. Infringement of Article 11 (freedom of assembly) in the light of Article […]

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The total prohibition of protest violates the right of assembly

JUDGMENT  Chumak v. Ukraine 6.3.2018 (no. 44529/09) see here SUMMARY  Protests of indefinite duration outside an official building. The aim was the protest about the social and economic situation in the region. An interruption of the protest by the city council and a court order to ban the protests in the city altogether. Unreasonable limitation […]

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ανήλικος

Placement of a 13-year-old in pre-trial detention for participating in a demonstration: violation of the Convention

JUDGMENT  Agit Demir v. Turkey 27.02.2018 (no. 36475/10) see here SUMMARY  Arrest and temporary detention of a 13-year-old teenager to take part in a demonstration and to throw stones at security forces during the demonstration. The proposed alternative measures for the minor were not implemented. Illegal detention and violation of the right to liberty and security. […]

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απεργία

The punishment of a public official’s unionist for the making of public statements in the press, at a place were the authorities did not allow, violates the right to assembly

JUDGMENT  Dinçer v. Turkey 19.01.2018 (no. 17843/11) see here SUMMARY  Administrative fine to a trade unionist civil servant on the occasion of a comment in the press in front of the ruling party’s offices, a site that the Governor does not allow statements to be made. Infringement of the right of assembly (Article 11). PROVISION  […]

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απεργία

Freedom of assembly is the cornerstone of a democratic society

JUDGMENT  Öğrü and others v. Turkey 19.12.2017 (no. 60087/10) see here   SUMMARY  Peaceful demonstrations and sit-in protest. Condemnation for payment of administrative fines. Impact on the applicants’ financial situation and their role as human rights defenders, which may have a serious negative impact on the exercise of their rights. The national courts have not […]

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απεργία

The intervention of security forces in demonstrations violates the right of assembly

JUDGMENT  Süleyman Çelebi and others v. Turkey 12.12.2017 (no. 22729/08 and 10581/09) see here   SUMMARY  Coalision between security forces and protesters. Failure to authorize a demonstration of misuse of authority by the authorities. Suppression of protesters by police forces and prosecution for involvement in a prohibited demonstration. Violation of the right to peaceful assembly. […]

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