EGMR: Bosnia and Herzegovina must enforce decisions ordering removal of church built on Srebrenica genocide survivors’ land

In today’s Chamber judgment in the case of Orlović and Others v. Bosnia and Herzegovina (application no. 16332/18) the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been a violation of Article 1 of Protocol No. 1 (protection of property) to the European Convention on Human Rights. The case concerned a church built by the Serbian Orthodox Parish on the applicants’ land after they had had to flee their property during the 1992– 95 war. The Court found in particular that the authorities’ failure to comply with final and binding decisions of 1999 and 2001 ordering full repossession of the land by the applicants, without any justification on the part of the Government for such inaction, had seriously frustrated their property rights. It also held, by six votes to one, under Article 46 (binding force and implementation) that the respondent State had to ensure enforcement of the two decisions in the applicants’ favour, including in particular the removal of the church from the applicants’ land, at the latest within three months of this judgment becoming final. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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EGMR: Forthcoming judgment on Tuesday 1 October 2019 – Orlović and Others v. Bosnia and Herzegovina (application no. 16332/18)

The applicants are a family of 14 citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina, born between 1942 and 1982. They live in Konjević Polje and Srebrenik, in Bosnia and Herzegovina. They survive the first applicant’s husband and more than 20 other relatives who were killed in the Srebrenica genocide in 1995. The case concerns a church built by the Serbian Orthodox Parish on the applicants’ land after they had to flee their property in Konjević Polje during the 1992–95 war. The property belonged to the first applicant’s husband and his brother and consisted of several individual and agricultural buildings, fields and meadows. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

EGMR: Kosmas and Others v. Greece (no. 20086/13)

The applicants are five Greek nationals, George Kosmas, his wife Kyratso Kosma and their three children, who live on the island of Skopelos. The case concerned the privileges enjoyed by monasteries in Greece relating to real estate of which they had been claiming ownership before the courts. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen

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Jens Felix Müller, Religiöse Kunst im Konflikt zwischen Urheberrecht und Sacheigentum

In vielen Fällen können die Interessen des Eigentümers eines Kunstwerks mit denjenigen des Urhebers in Konflikt geraten. Dies droht insbesondere, wenn der Umgang des Eigentümers mit seinem Werkstück das Immaterialgüterrecht des Schöpfers berührt. Besonders vielschichtig ist dieser Interessenkonflikt bei Werken der religiösen Kunst. Hier können auf Seiten der Beteiligten religiöse Motive eine Rolle spielen; bei der Konfliktentscheidung können dann insbesondere Wertungen der Religionsfreiheit und des kirchlichen Selbstbestimmungsrechts zu berücksichtigen sein. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

LG Köln: Urteil im Verfahren gegen acht Angeklagte wegen Einbrüchen in Kirchen und Schulen

Die 1. Große Strafkammer des LG Köln hat am 30.01.2017 in einem Verfahren gegen insgesamt acht Angeklagte Freiheitsstrafen von 2 Jahren und 7 Monaten bis zu 4 Jahren und 10 Monaten verhängt. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen

EGMR: Sociedad Anónima del Ucieza v. Spain (no. 38963/08)

The applicant company, Sociedad Anónima del Ucieza, is a limited company founded in 1978 under Spanish law, based in Ribas de Campos (Palencia). The case concerned the company’s ownership claim over religious buildings on a plot of land which had formerly belonged to the Catholic Church and which the company purchased at a public auction. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen

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EGMR: Forthcoming judgment on Tuesday 20 December 2016 – Sociedad Anónima del Ucieza v. Spain (no. 38963/08)

The applicant company, Sociedad Anónima del Ucieza, is a limited company founded in 1978 under Spanish law, based in Ribas de Campos (Palencia). The case concerned the company’s ownership claim over religious buildings on a plot of land which had formerly belonged to the Catholic Church and which the company purchased at a public auction. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen

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