GA Tanchev: Berufliche Anforderungen religiöser Organisationen unterliegen gerichtlicher Überprüfung, wenn gegen sie der Vorwurf rechtswidriger Diskriminierung wegen der Religion oder der Weltanschauung erhoben wird

Die nationalen Gerichte sind verpflichtet, das Recht der Organisation auf Autonomie und Selbstbestimmung gegen das Recht des Arbeitnehmers oder Stellenbewerbers abzuwägen, nicht wegen der Religion oder der Weltanschauung diskriminiert zu werden. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen

EGMR: Dismissed pastor of Hungarian Reformed Church had no arguable compensation claim under domestic law as he was employed under ecclesiastical law not civil law

In today’s Grand Chamber judgment in the case of Károly Nagy v. Hungary (application no. 56665/09) the European Court of Human Rights held, by a majority of ten votes to seven, that the application was inadmissible. The case concerned the compensation claim brought by Mr Károly Nagy, a pastor, following his dismissal by the Hungarian Reformed Church. The courts rejected his claim as unenforceable. Mr Nagy’s claim was first dismissed by the labour courts on the basis of labour law. He then brought a civil action arguing that he had an agency contract with the Church. The domestic courts discontinued the proceedings, finding that the courts could not enforce any such claims as he was employed under ecclesiastical law not civil law. In view of the overall legal framework in Hungary, the Court found that Mr Nagy thus had no “right” which could be said, at least on arguable grounds, to be recognised under domestic law. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen

EGMR: Forthcoming Grand Chamber judgment on the right of access to court of a pastor concerning his claim for compensation against the Hungarian Calvinist Church

The European Court of Human Rights will be delivering a Grand Chamber judgment in the case of Károly Nagy v. Hungary (application no. 56665/09) at a public hearing on 14 September 2017 at 10.00 a.m. in the Human Rights Building, Strasbourg. The case concerned a pastor’s pecuniary claim against the Reformed Church of Hungary following his removal from service. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen

Christian Arleth, Das Recht kirchlicher Arbeitnehmer auf Streik – Zugleich ein Beitrag zur Neuauslegung des religionsgemeinschaftlichen Selbstbestimmungsrechts des Art. 140 GG in Verbindung mit Art. 137 Abs. 3 S. 1 WRV

Das BAG hält den Ausschluss des Streikrechts in kirchlichen Einrichtungen für zulässig, soweit Gewerkschaften in das kirchliche Arbeitsrechtsregelungsverfahren „organisatorisch eingebunden“ sind und die Umsetzung der Verhandlungsergebnisse verbindlich abgesichert ist. Wann diese Voraussetzungen erfüllt sind, lässt es offen. Auch die Frage, welche koalitionsmäßigen Mindestgarantien aus der Rechtsprechung des EGMR zu Art. 11 Abs. 1 EMRK folgen, behandelt es nur unzureichend. Nach vorliegend vertretener Auffassung ist jedoch noch grundlegender anzusetzen: bei einer verfassungsrechtlichen (Neu-)Auslegung des religionsgemeinschaftlichen Selbstbestimmungsrechts. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

EGMR: Grand Chamber hearing on the right of access to court of a pastor concerning his claim for compensation against the Hungarian Calvinist Church

The European Court of Human Rights is holding a Grand Chamber hearing today Wednesday 12 October 2016 at 9.15 a.m. in the case of Károly Nagy v. Hungary (application no. 56665/09). The case concerns a pastor’s compensation claim against the Hungarian Calvinist Church following his dismissal. The hearing will be broadcast from 2.30 p.m. on the Court’s Internet site (www.echr.coe.int). After the hearing the Court will begin its deliberations, which will be held in private. Its ruling in the case will, however, be made at a later stage. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen

EGMR: Forthcoming Hearing on 12 October 2016 – Grand Chamber hearing in the case Károly Nagy v. Hungary (application no. 56665/09)

The applicant, Károly Nagy, is a Hungarian national who was born in 1951 and lives in Gödöllő (Hungary). Mr Nagy was pastor of the Hungarian Calvinist Church. In June 2005, disciplinary proceedings were brought against him for being reported in a local newspaper as saying that State subsidies had been paid unlawfully to a Calvinist boarding school, and his service was immediately suspended and eventually terminated with effect from 1 May 2006 following a decision by the ecclesiastical courts. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen

EGMR: Károly Nagy v. Hungary (no. 56665/09)

The applicant, Károly Nagy, is a Hungarian national who was born in 1951 and lives in Gödöllő (Hungary). The case concerned Mr Nagy’s compensation claim against the Hungarian Calvinist Church following his dismissal as pastor of the Gödöllő parish. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »