JUDGMENT “Orthodox Ohrid Archdiocese (Greek-Orthodox Ohrid Archdiocese of the Peć Patriarchy)” v. “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” (no. 3532/07) see here SUMMARY The Orthodox Archbishopric of Ohrid (the Greek Orthodox Archbishopric of Ohrid of the Patriarchate of Peć), a religious organization, filed a complaint before the ECtHR denouncing the refusal of the national authorities […]
JUDGMENT Işıkırık v. Turkey 14.11.2017 (no. 41226/09) see here SUMMARY The case concerned the applicant’s criminal conviction of membership in an illegal organisation, after having participated in a funeral of four members of the PKK (Kurdish Workers’ Party, an illegal organisation) and in a demonstration. The Court found in particular that the relevant provision of […]
JUDGMENT Körtvélyessy v. Hungary 3/10/2017 (no. 3) (no. 58274/15) see here SUMMARY Protest on a street in front the prison facilities regarding the confitions of political prisoners. Prohibition of the demonstration for traffic reasons. Violation of freedom of assembly PROVISION Article 11 PRINCIPAL FACTS The applicant, Zoltán Körtvélyessy, is a Hungarian national who was born […]
Prohibition of demonstration and imposition of administrative fine on a protester violates the right of assembly
JUDGMENT Öğrü v. Turkey 17/10/2017 (no. 19631/12) see here SUMMARY Administrative fine for participation in a demonstration organized in a prohibited location (outside the courts) for the creation of day nurseries at workplaces. Violation of freedom of assembly. PROVISION Article 11 PRINCIPAL FACTS The applicant, Ozgur Keskin, is a Turkish national who was born in […]
The practice of police violence in the context of sedentary protests and the violation of the fundamental rights of the ECHR
JUDGMENT Annenkov and others v. Russia 25-07-2017 (no. 31475/10) see here SUMMARY Sitting protest of Russian entrepreneurs not to demolish the local market and not to build a shopping mall. The male protesters were sentenced to administrative detention up to ten days and all women were sentenced to a fine. Many of the applicants were […]
Refusal to grant citizenship violates the principles of freedom of religion, expression and assembly
JUDGMENT Boudelal v. France 06-07-2017 (no. 14894/14) see here SUMMARY Citizenship can not be granted unconditionally. The ECHR is not infringed by the non-granting of the French nationality to the alien applicant, having all the legal procedures been complied and there was also given a reason for not granting the citizenship. The ECtHR noted that […]
JUDGMENT Metodiev and others v. Bulgaria 15-06-2017 (no. 58088/08) see here SUMMARY Non-official registration of the religious community of Ahmadi in the book of religions of Bulgaria as a new religious community because of the deviations it had as a heresy from the Muslim community. The ECtHR found a violation of Article 9 of the ECHR […]
JUDGMENT Τek Gıda İş Sendikası v. Turkey 04-04-2017 (no. 35009/05) see here SUMMARY The dismissal of employees in a company due to their participation in a trade union. Judicial denial to recognise the trade union’s representation in the company. Private company Tukaş had called on workers, who were members of the union’s unionist party, to […]
The refusal to register a religious union on behalf of the authorities violates the freedom of religion and the right of association.
JUDGMENT Genov v. Βulgarie 23-03-2017 (no. 40524/08) see here SUMMARY Freedom in religion. Right to an association. The case concerned the refusal of the authorities to register the new religious association, whose president was the applicant. The court rejected the applicant’s claim that the name of the new association resembled the name of an existing […]
The State has a positive obligation to intervene in cases of dismissal of employees due to their participation in trade unions.
JUDGMENT Τek Gıda İş Sendikası v. Turkey 04-04-2017 (no. 35009/05) see here SUMMARY Participation in a trade union. Dismissal of workers, a positive obligation on the part of the state to prevent dismissals. The Turkish judicial authorities refused to recognize representative power in a trade union. This company did not lay off workers who were […]