EGMR: A ban on access to a place of worship constructed in a public space in breach of urban planning regulations was justified

In its decision in the case of Pantelidou v. Greece (application no. 36267/19) the European Court of Human Rights has unanimously declared the application inadmissible, noting that it was manifestly ill-founded. The case concerned Ms Pantelidou’s not being able to have access to a church that had been opened in a public green space by the congregation of the “True Orthodox Christians” in breach of the urban planning code. The site was earmarked for the construction of the Athens Mosque under that code. The applicant alleged a violation of her right to freedom of religion (Article 9). Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

EGMR: Forthcoming judgment on Thursday 10 October 2019 – Pantelidou v. Greece (no. 36267/19)

The applicant, Aikaterini-Veatriki Pantelidou, is a Greek national who was born in 1951 and lives in Athens. The case concerns the refusal by the police to permit Ms Pantelidou to enter a place of worship, established by the “followers of the Julian calendar for religious festivals” in a “green area” which belonged to the State and was earmarked, by legislation, for construction of the Athens mosque. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »