ECHR: Chief Rabbinate of the Jewish Community in İzmir v. Türkiye (no. 1574/12)

The applicant is the Chief Rabbinate of the Jewish Community in İzmir. At the relevant time it was a religious institution whose members were Turkish citizens of the Jewish faith. On 13 December 2011 it acquired the status of foundation and took the name “Foundation of the Jewish Community of İzmir”. The case concerns judicial proceedings following which the foundation was denied permission to register property, namely a plot of land on which was erected a former synagogue, its claim being that the land had belonged to it for a long time.

The applicant foundation relies on Article 1 of Protocol No. 1 (protection of property) to the Convention and on Article 14 (prohibition of discrimination) of the Convention.

  • Violation of Article 1 of Protocol No. 1

Just satisfaction

  • Request for just satisfaction not made within the set time-limit.

Press release ECHR 085 (2023) 14.03.2023

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