EGMR: Forthcomimg judgment on Tuesday 15 January 2019 – Altınkaynak and Others v. Turkey (no. 12541/06)

The six applicants, Erkin Altınkaynak (born in 1963, died in 2016), Meral Altınkaynak (born in 1965), Sibel Sahlimov (born in 1978), Hüsnü Bostan (born in 1978), Volkan Ataalp (born in 1969) and Sahire Melek Jones (born in 1958), are Turkish nationals who in September 2004 set up a foundation – Türkiye Yedincigün Adventistleri Vakfı (the Foundation of Turkish Seventh-day Adventists) – for the purpose of meeting the religious needs of Turkish and foreign Seventh-day Adventists living permanently or temporarily in Turkey. The case concerns the Turkish courts’ refusal to include the foundation in question in the official register on the grounds that domestic law does not allow foundations to serve the sole interests of members of a specific community. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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EGMR: Partial withdrawal of parental authority and removal of children from family home after the refusal to send them to school did not violate article 8

In today’s Chamber judgment in the case of Wunderlich v. Germany (application no. 18925/15) the ECHR held, unanimously, that there had been no violation of Article 8 (right to respect for private and family life) of the European Convention on Human Rights. The case concerned the withdrawal of some aspects of the parents’ authority and the removal of the four children from their family home for three weeks, after the applicants persistently refused to send their children to school. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

EGMR: Forthcoming judgment on Thursday 10 January 2019 – Wunderlich v. Germany (no. 18925/15)

The applicants, Dirk Wunderlich and Petra Wunderlich, are two German nationals who were born in 1966 and 1967 respectively. They are a married couple and are the parents of four children. The case concerns the withdrawal of some aspects of their parental authority and the removal of their children from their home for three weeks after the applicants refused to send them to school. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

EGMR: Sharia law applied to an inheritance dispute contrary to the will of the testator, a Greek belonging to the Muslim minority: violation of the Convention

In today’s Grand Chamber judgment in the case of Molla Sali v. Greece (application no. 20452/14) the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been a violation of Article 14 (prohibition of discrimination) of the European Convention on Human Rights, read in conjunction with Article 1 of Protocol No. 1 (protection of property) to the Convention. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

EGMR: Forthcoming Grand Chamber judgment in a case concerning the application of Islamic religious law (Sharia law) to an inheritance dispute

The European Court of Human Rights will be delivering a Grand Chamber judgment in the case of Molla Sali v. Greece (application no. 20452/14) at a public hearing on 19 December 2018 at 10 a.m. in the Human Rights Building, Strasbourg. The case concerns the application by the Greek courts of Islamic religious law (Sharia law) to a case relating to an inheritance right vis-à-vis the estate of the deceased husband of Ms Molla Sali, a Greek national belonging to the Muslim minority. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

ECHR: Conviction for calling Muhammad a paedophile is not in breach of Article 10

In today’s Chamber judgment in the case of E.S. v. Austria (application no. 38450/12) the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been no violation of Article 10 (freedom of expression) of the European Convention on Human Rights. The case concerned the applicant’s conviction for disparaging religious doctrines; she had made statements suggesting that Muhammad had had paedophilic tendencies. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

EGMR: Forthcoming judgment on Thursday 25 October 2018 – E.S. v. Austria (no. 38450/12)

The applicant, E.S., is an Austrian national who was born in 1971 and lives in Vienna. The case concerns the applicant’s conviction for disparaging religious doctrines. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »