EGMR: Norwegian decisions to allow adoption of children against their mother’s wishes violated the Convention

In today’s Chamber judgments in the cases of A.S. v. Norway (application no. 60371/15) and Abdi Ibrahim v. Norway (application no. 15379/16), the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been in both cases a violation of Article 8 (right to respect for private and family life) of the European Convention on Human Rights. The cases concerned decisions by the Norwegian authorities and courts to take the applicants’ children into care at a very young age and then allow them to be adopted by their foster families, against the applicants’ wishes. Both applicants were refused any contact rights with their children. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

EGMR: Forthcoming judgment on Tuesday 17 December 2019 – Abdi Ibrahim v. Norway (no. 15379/16)

The applicant, Mariya Abdi Ibrahim, is a Somali national who was born in 1993. She lives in Norway. The applicant had a son in November 2009 in Kenya and travelled to Norway in February 2010, where she was granted a temporary residence permit with refugee status. In September 2010 a parent-child institution notified the child welfare services that it was concerned that the child risked harm in the applicant’s care. He was placed in emergency foster care and in December 2010 the Country Social Welfare Board issued a care order. He was subsequently placed with a Christian family, while the applicant had argued that he go to either her cousins or to a Somali or Muslim family. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

Bundestag: FDP-Fragen zur Antidiskriminierungsstelle

Die FDP-Fraktion will über die Arbeit der Antidiskriminierungsstelle des Bundes informiert werden. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

EGMR: Conviction of author and editor for article’s remarks on Islam was excessive, breached their freedom of expression

In today’s Chamber judgment in the case of Tagiyev and Huseynov v. Azerbaijan (application no. 13274/08) the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been a violation of Article 10 (freedom of expression) of the European Convention on Human Rights. The case concerned the applicants’ conviction for inciting religious hatred and hostility with their remarks on Islam in an article they had published in 2006. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

EGMR: Forthcoming judgment in Thursday 5 December 2019 – Tagiyev and Huseynov v. Azerbaijan (no. 13274/08)

The applicants, Rafig Nazir oglu Tagiyev and Samir Sadagat oglu Huseynov, are Azerbaijani nationals who were born in 1950 and 1975 respectively. Mr Tagiyev, now deceased, lived in Baku and was a well-known writer and columnist. Mr Huseynov lives in Lankaran (Azerbaijan) and used to work as editor-in-chief of Sanat Gazeti (Art Newspaper). The case concerns the applicants’ conviction for the publication of an article in November 2006 in Sanat Gazeti as part of a series written by Mr Tagiyev comparing Western and Eastern values. The article, entitled “Europe and us”, led to criticism by various Azerbaijani and Iranian religious figures and groups and to a religious fatwa calling for the applicants’ death. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

Siegfried G. Schoppe, Politische Ökonomie der Religionen

Dieser 5. Band der Reihe „Ökonomie in Staat, Kirche und Gesellschaft“ befasst sich mit der Politischen Ökonomie der Religionen, nachdem die beiden vorhergehenden Bände 3 und 4 den ökonomischen und den rechtlichen Aspekten der Religionen gewidmet waren. Das zentrale Thema der Politischen Ökonomie (der Religionen) in ihrer Herangehensweise als soziologischer und politikwissenschaftlicher Forschungsansatz ist die Verteilung gesellschaftlicher Ressourcen: Geld, Macht, Legitimität zwischen den verschiedenen Gruppen in Staat und Gesellschaft sowie die Mechanismen – z.B. Markt, Tausch, Vernetzung, Kooperation, Hierarchie –, die ihre Akkumulation und (Re-)Distribution sicherstellen. Im Blickfeld stehen dabei die Beziehungen zwischen gesellschaftlicher Organisation der Produktion, die Akteure, Institutionen und Organisationen des politischen Systems sowie die Artikulation sozialer Politiken und Interventionen innerhalb der Gesellschaft. Dabei kommt dem sog. Ökonomischen Prinzip interessegeleiteter Akteure (Eigennutzmaximierende Politiker, Parteien, Institutionen…) eine tragende Rolle zu. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

Islam und Europa – Ein Kampf der Kulturen?

Dr. Georg NeureitherVon Dr. Georg Neureither, Heidelberg

Unter diesem Titel hielt das weltweite, spirituelle Oberhaupt der Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat, Kalif Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, am 22.10.2019 in Berlin eine Grundsatzrede, zu der Vertreterinnen und Vertreter u.a. der Berliner Landes- und Bundespolitik, aus Exekutive und Legislative, Wissenschaft, Religion und Zivilgesellschaft eingeladen waren. Die im Vorfeld angekündigten „Impulse für die Bewältigung gesellschaftlicher und globale Konflikte“ sorgten für hohe Erwartungen. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »