ECHR: Religious wording of oath of office of the President of Ireland

In its decision in the case of Shortall and Others v. Ireland (application no. 50272/18) the European Court of Human Rights has unanimously declared the application inadmissible. The decision is final. The case concerned the religious language contained in the declarations required under the Irish Constitution (Bunreacht na hÉireann) for the office of President of Ireland (Uachtarán na hÉireann) and for members of the Council of State. The applicants complained under Article 9 that the requirement for a religious declaration breached their freedom of conscience and freedom of religion. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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EGMR: Dimitras and Gilbert v. Greece (no. 36836/09)

This case mainly concerned a complaint by Mr Dimitras, alleging that he had been obliged, while being questioned as a witness before a criminal court in the context of criminal proceedings, to reveal that he was not an Orthodox Christian in order to be dispensed from taking the religious oath provided for in the Code of Criminal Procedure. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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EGMR: Forthcoming judgment on Thursday 2 October 2014 – Dimitras and Gilbert v. Greece (no. 36836/09)

This case mainly concerns a complaint by Mr Dimitras, alleging that he was obliged, while being questioned as a witness before a criminal court in the context of criminal proceedings, to reveal that he was not an Orthodox Christian in order to be dispensed from taking the religious oath provided for in the Code of Criminal Procedure. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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Aufgelesen XVIII – Das religiöse Minimum des Staates

Der Staat ist die von Gott gestiftete Erhaltungsordnung. Diese Erhaltungsordnung zu bewahren, ist die irdische Aufgabe des Menschen. Dazu dient der Eid. Er ist ein Mittel zur Erzeugung von Wahrheit und Treue gegenüber den einzelnen Staatsbürgern, dem Volke und dem Staat. Will der Staat seiner Erhaltungsaufgabe gerecht werden, so muß er einen Damm gegen die Flut der Zerfallserscheinungen errichten. Er muß fordern, daß der Eid als stärkste Ausprägung der Wechselbeziehung zwischen Einzelbürger und Gemeinschaft seinen Bestand hat… Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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EGMR: Dimitras and Others v. Greece (no. 3) (nos. 44077/09, 15369/10 and 41345/10)

The applicants, Panayote Dimitras, Andrea Gilbert, Nikolaos Mylonas, Grigoris Vallianatos, Evangelia Vlami, Antonia Papadopoulou, Nafsika Papanikolatou and Dimitris Tsabrounis, are Greek nationals who were born respectively in 1953, 1947, 1958, 1956, 1961, 1977, 1955 and 1966 and live in Glyka Nera Attikis (Greece). As members of Greek Helsinki Monitor, a non-governmental organisation active in the field of human rights protection, they took part in 48 sets of criminal proceedings concerning human rights issues in 2009 and 2010. They complained about being obliged in the context of those proceedings to reveal their (non-Orthodox) religious convictions when taking the oath in court. They relied in particular on Articles 9 (right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion) and 13 (right to an effective remedy). Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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EGMR: Forthcoming judgement on Tuesday 8 January 2013 – Dimitras and Others v. Greece (no. 3) (nos. 44077/09, 15369/10 and 41345/10)

The applicants, Panayote Dimitras, Andrea Gilbert, Nikolaos Mylonas, Grigoris Vallianatos, Evangelia Vlami, Antonia Papadopoulou, Nafsika Papanikolatou and Dimitris Tsabrounis, are Greek nationals who were born respectively in 1953, 1947, 1958, 1956, 1961, 1977, 1955 and 1966 and live in Glyka Nera Attikis (Greece). As members of Greek Helsinki Monitor, a non-governmental organisation active in the field of human rights protection, they took part in 48 sets of criminal proceedings concerning human rights issues in 2009 and 2010. They complain about being obliged in the context of those proceedings to reveal their (non-Orthodox) religious convictions when taking the oath in court. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

Veröffentlicht in Aktuell, EGMR, Rechtsprechung. Schlagwörter: . Kommentare deaktiviert für EGMR: Forthcoming judgement on Tuesday 8 January 2013 – Dimitras and Others v. Greece (no. 3) (nos. 44077/09, 15369/10 and 41345/10)