EGMR: Decision not to renew the contract, as religious education teacher, of a Catholic priest who was married and had several children, after his active involvement in a movement opposing Church doctrine had been made public, legitimate and proportionate

In today’s Grand Chamber judgment in the case of Fernández Martínez v. Spain (application no. 56030/07), which is final, the European Court of Human Rights held, by nine votes to eight, that there had been no violation of Article 8 (right to respect for private and family life) of the European Convention on Human Rights. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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EGMR: Forthcoming Grand Chamber judgment concerning a decision not to renew the contract, as religious education teacher, of a Catholic priest who was married and had several children

The European Court of Human Rights will be delivering a Grand Chamber judgment in the case of Fernández Martínez v. Spain (application no. 56030/07) at a public hearing on 12 June 2014 at 10 a.m. – local time – in the Human Rights Building, Strasbourg. The case concerns the non-renewal of the teaching contract of a married priest and father of five who taught Catholic religion and ethics, following the publication of a newspaper article revealing his membership of the “Movement for Optional Celibacy” of Priests. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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EGMR: Grand Chamber hearing concerning the decision not to renew contract of a married catholic priest and father who taught religious education

The European Court of Human Rights is holding a Grand Chamber hearing today Wednesday 30 January 2013 at 9.15 a.m. in the case of Fernández Martínez v. Spain (Application no. 56030/07). The case concerns the non-renewal of the teaching contract of a married priest and father of five who taught religious education, following the publication of a newspaper article revealing his membership of the „Pro Celibato Opcional“ optional celibacy movement. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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EGMR: On 30 January 2013 at 9.15 a.m.: Grand Chamber hearing in the case Fernandez Martinez v. Spain (no. 56030/07)

The applicant, Mr José Antonio Fernández Martínez, is a Spanish national who was born in 1937 and lives in Cieza (Spain). He was ordained as a priest in 1961. In 1984, he applied to the Vatican for dispensation from celibacy, which was granted in 1997. He was married in a civil ceremony in 1985, and he and his wife have five children. He taught religion and ethics in a State high school from October 1991, his contract being renewed every year by the Bishop of the Diocese of Cartagena. In November 1996 the Murcia newspaper La Verdad published an article about the „Movement for Optional Celibacy“ for priests. It reported that Mr Fernández Martínez, a member of the movement, had previously been rector of a seminary, and published a photograph of him attending a meeting of the movement, together with his wife and their five children. The article included comments by a number of participants indicating their disagreement with the Church’s position on abortion, divorce, sexuality and contraception. On 29 September 1997, the Diocese of Cartagena informed the Ministry of Education of its intention not to renew Mr Fernández Martínez’s contract for the 1997/98 school year. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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EGMR: Bishop’s decision not to renew the teaching contract of a married priest supporting the Movement for Optional Celibacy was covered by religious freedom under the Convention

In today’s Chamber judgment in the case of Fernández Martínez v. Spain (application no. 56030/07), which is not final, the European Court of Human Rights held, by a majority, that there had been no violation of Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. The case concerned the decision not to renew the contract of a priest, who was married with five children, to teach Catholic religion and morals, following the publication of an article disclosing his membership of the „Movement for Optional Celibacy“. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

Veröffentlicht in Aktuell, EGMR, Rechtsprechung. Schlagwörter: , , , . Kommentare deaktiviert für EGMR: Bishop’s decision not to renew the teaching contract of a married priest supporting the Movement for Optional Celibacy was covered by religious freedom under the Convention