Article 11


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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Θρησκευτική Ελευθερία

The refusal to register a religious organization contrary to the ECHR

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 […]

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Criminalization of participation in funerals and public demonstrations contrary to the ECHR

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 […]

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Η νομική βοήθεια των οικονομικώς αδυνάμων.

Prohibition of a demonstration in front of prison and the right to assembly

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 […]

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right of assembly

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 […]

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αστυνομική βία

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 […]

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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 […]

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Θρησκευτική Ελευθερία

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 […]

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