ECHR: New legislation restricting missionary work in Russia breached the Convention

In today’s Chamber judgment in the case of Ossewaarde v. Russia (application no. 27227/17) the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been a violation of Article 9 (freedom of religion) of the European Convention on Human Rights, and a violation of Article 14 (prohibition of discrimination) of the European Convention taken in conjunction with Article 9. The case concerns a US national living in Russia, a Baptist Christian, who was fined for holding Bible study meetings in his home without notifying the authorities. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »