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Autonomy of Religious Organizations

Cases

  • Agga v. Greece (No. 2)
  • Agga v. Greece (No. 3)
  • Agga v. Greece (No. 4)
  • Ahtinen v. Finland
  • Baudler v. Germany
  • Biserica Adevărat Ortodoxă din Moldova and Others v. Moldova
  • Church of X. v. the United Kingdom
  • Dudová and Duda v. Czech Republic
  • Fernández Martínez v. Spain
  • Finska församlingen i Stockholm and Hautaniemi v. Sweden
  • Genderdoc-M v. Moldova
  • Hasan and Chaush v. Bulgaria
  • Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church and Others v. Bulgaria
  • Islamische Religionsgemeinschaft e.V. v. Germany
  • Johannische Kirche and Peters v. Germany
  • Kàroly Nagy v. Hungary
  • Kustannus Oy Vapaa Ajattelija AB and Others v. Finland
  • Metropolitan Church of Bessarabia and Others v. Moldova
  • Miroļubovs and Others v. Latvia
  • Müller v. Switzerland
  • Obst v. Germany
  • Pantusheva and Others v. Bulgaria
  • Perry v. Latvia
  • Reuter v. Germany
  • Rommelfanger v. Federal Republic of Germany
  • Schüth v. Germany
  • Serif v. Greece
  • Sindicatul "Păstorul cel Bun" v. Romania
  • Sotirov and Others v. Bulgaria
  • Supreme Holy Council of the Muslim Community v. Bulgaria
  • Svyato-Mykhaylivska Parafiya v. Ukraine
  • Decision or Judgment

  • Metropolitan Church of Bessarabia and Others v. Moldova - Chamber Judgment [English]
  • Church of Scientology and Another v. Sweden - Admissibility of Application [English]
  • Glavno Myuftiistvo (Chief Mufti Office) and Others v. Bulgaria - Admissibility of Application [English]
  • Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church and Others v. Bulgaria - Admissibility Decision [English]
  • Svyato-Mykhaylivska Parafiya v. Ukraine - Chamber Judgment (Final) [English]
  • Biserica Adevărat Ortodoxă din Moldova and Others v. Moldova - Chamber Judgment [English]
  • Perry c. Lettonie - Arrêt de chambre [French]
  • Johannische Kirche and Horst Peters v. Germany - Admissibility Decision [English]
  • Johannische Kirche et Horst Peters c. Allemagne - Décision sur la Recevabilité [French]
  • Serif v. Greece - Chamber Judgment [English]
  • Agga v. Greece (No. 2) - Chamber Judgment [English]
  • Miroļubovs et autres c. Lettonie - Arrêt de Chambre [French]
  • Supreme Holy Council of the Muslim Community v. Bulgaria - Chamber Judgment [English]
  • Church of X. v. the United Kingdom - Admissibility Decision [English]
  • Islamische Religionsgemeinschaft e.V. v. Germany - Admissibility Decision (Translation) [English]
  • Islamische Religionsgemeinschaft e. V. c. Allegmagne - Décision sur la recevabilité [French]
  • Kustannus Oy Vapaa Ajattelija AB and Others v. Finland - Admissibility Decision [English]
  • Kustannus Oy Vapaa Ajattelija AB et autres c. Finlande - Décision sur la recevabilité [French]
  • Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church (Metropolitan Inokentiy) and Others v. Bulgaria (Merits) [English]
  • Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church (Metropolitan Inokentiy) and Others v. Bulgaria (Just Satisfaction) [English]
  • Obst c. Allemagne - Arrêt de chambre [French]
  • Schüth v. Allemagne - Arrêt de chambre [French]
  • Obst v. Germany - Chamber Judgment (Informal Google Translation, not an official Court document) [English]
  • Rechtssache O. ./. Deutschland - Anonymisierte nichtamtliche Übersetzung aus dem Französischen [German]
  • Rechtssache S. ./. Deutschland (Anonymisierte nichtamtliche Übersetzung aus dem Französischen) [German]
  • Hasan et Tchaouch c. Bulgarie - Arrêt de Grande Chambre (Au principal et satisfaction équitable) [French]
  • Hasan and Chaush v. Bulgaria - Grand Chamber Judgment (Merits and just satisfaction) [English]
  • Agga v. Greece (No. 4) - Chamber Judgment [English]
  • Agga v. Greece (N° 3) - Chamber Judgment (Merits and Just Satisfaction) [English]
  • Agga v. Greece No. 2 - Partial Admissisbility Decision [English]
  • Agga v. Greece (N° 3) - Admissibility Decison [English]
  • Agga v. Greece (No. 4) - Admissibilitiy Decision [English]
  • Ahtinen v. Finland - Chamber Judgment [English]
  • Chamber judgment Supreme Holy Council of the Muslim Community v. Bulgaria 16.12.2004 [English]
  • Dudová et Duda c. la Républic Tchèque - Décision sur la recevabilité.doc [French]
  • Rommelfanger v. Federal Republic of Germany - Admissibility Decision [French]
  • Pantusheva and Others v. Bulgaria – Admissibility Decision [English]
  • Sotirov and Others v. Bulgaria - Admissibility Decision [English]
  • Sindicatul « Păstorul cel Bun » c. Roumanie - Arrêt de chambre [French]
  • Sindicatul "Păstorul cel Bun" v. Romania - Chamber Judgment (Unofficial English Translation) [English]
  • Fernández Martínez c. Espagne - Arrêt de chambre (troisième section) [French]
  • Genderdoc-M v. Moldova - Chamber Judgment [English]
  • Sindicatul “Păstorul cel Bun” v. Romania - Grand Chamber Judgment [English]
  • Sindicatul « Păstorul cel Bun » c. Roumanie - Arrêt de Grande Chambre [French]
  • Fernández Martínez v. Spain – Grand Chamber Judgment [English]
  • Reuter c. l'Allemagne - Fifth Section Decision [French]
  • Finska församlingen i Stockholm and Hautaniemi v. Sweden - Admissibility Decision [English]
  • Schüth v. Germany - Chamber Judgment [English]
  • Шют против Германии [Schüth v. Germany] - [Russian Translation] summary by the COE-ECHR [Russian]
  • Rechtssache S. gegen Deutschland - [German Translation] by the German Federal Ministry of Justice [German]
  • Schüth/Almanya - [Turkish Translation] summary by the COE Human Rights Trust Fund [Turkish]
  • Шют проти Німеччини - [Ukrainian Translation] summary by the COE Human Rights Trust Fund [Ukrainian]
  • Schüth c. Allemagne - Arrêt (satisfaction équitable) (28 juin 2012) [French]
  • Rechtssache S. ./. Deutschland - Urteil (gerechte Entschädigung) (28. Juni 2012) [German]
  • Károly Nagy v. Hungary - Grand Chamber Decision [English]
  • Károly Nagy c. Hongrie - Arrêt de la Grande Chambre [French]
  • Statement of Facts/Questions to Parties

  • Baudler c. Allemagne - Exposé des Faits et Questions aux parties [French]
  • Obst c. Allemagne - Exposé des Faits et Questions aux Parties (Case Communicated to Germany) [French]
  • Pantusheva and Others v. Bulgaria (32 Applications) - Statement of Facts and Questions to the Parties [English]
  • Fernández Martínez c. Espagne - Exposé des faits et Questions aux parties [French]
  • S.P. c. Roumanie - Exposé des faits et Questions aux parties [French]
  • S.P. contre la Roumanie - Exposé des faits [French]
  • S.P. v. Romania - Statement of Facts (unofficial English translation) [English]
  • Party or Third-Party Document

  • Obst v. Germany - Third-Party Intervention, Prof. Dr. Gerhard Robbers on behalf of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints [English]
  • Observations écrites en tierce intervention, S.P. contre la Roumanie (ECLJ) [French]
  • Observations écrites en tierce observation - S.P. c. la Roumanie, ECLJ [French]
  • ECLJ comments on the ECHR, 3rd section, ruling of January 31, 2012, in the case Sindicatul Pastorul cel Bun v. Romania [English]
  • Commentaires de l’ECLJ sur l’arrêt CEDH, 3e Section, 31 janvier 2012, Sindicatul Păstorul cel bun c. Roumanie, no 2330/09 [French]
  • Observations en tierce intervention soumises dans l'affaire Fernández Martínez c. Espagne [French]
  • Observaciones escritas en intervención a terceros presentadas en el caso José Antonio Fernández Martínez contra España [Spanish]
  • Case of Sindicatul "Păstorul cel Bun" v. Romania – Written Comments of Third-Party Interveners the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty and the International Center for Law and Religion Studies [English]
  • Written Comments of Third-Party Interveners Chair for Law and Religions of the Université Catholique de Louvain and the American Religious Freedom Program of the Ethics and Public Policy Center [English]
  • Court Press Release

  • Kammerurteile Obst und Schüth gegen Deutschland 23 09 10 [German]
  • Chamber judgments Obst and Schüth v. Germany 23 09 10 [English]
  • Arrêts de chambre Obst et Schüth c. Allemagne 23 09 10 [French]
  • Chamber judgments Obst and Schüth v. Germany (German version) 23 09 10 [German]
  • Arrêts de chambre Obst et Schüth c. Allemagne 23 09 10 [French]
  • Chamber judgments Obst and Schüth v. Germany 23 09 10 [English]
  • Chamber judgments Agga v. Greece 13.07.06 [English]
  • Chamber Judgment Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church (Metropolitan Inokentiy) v. Bulgaria [English]
  • Chamber hearing Fernández Martínez v. Spain 22.11.11 [English]
  • Refusal to register an Orthodox clergy trade union breached right to freedom of association - Court Press Release 31 January 2012 [English]
  • Chamber Judgment Fernández Martínez v. Spain 15.05.2012 : 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 [English]
  • Arrêt de chambre Fernández Martínez c. Espagne 15.05.2012 : Le choix de l’épiscopat ne pas renouveler le contrat d’un enseignant prêtre marié et militant du Mouvement Pro-célibat optionnel relève du principe de la liberté religieuse, protégée par la Conve [French]
  • Two cases referred to the Grand Chamber concerning refusal to register an Orthodox clergy trade union in Romania and life imprisonment in the United Kingdom - 19.07.2012 [English]
  • Grand Chamber hearing in the case Sindicatul ‘Pastorul cel Bun’ v. Romania [English]
  • Refusal to register a trade union for priests on account of the autonomy of religious communities is not unreasonable 09.07.2013 [English]
  • Grand Chamber Judgment Fernández Martínez v. Spain 12.06.2014: The decision not to renew the contract, as religious education teacher, of a married Catholic priest was legitimate and proportionate [English]
  • Other Court or Tribunal Document

  • Hasan and Chaush v. Bulgaria - Report of the Commission [English]
  • Müller c. Suisse - Rapport de la Commission [French]
  • Obst gegen Deutschland - Beschwerde (Obst v. Germany - Original Application to the Court) [German]
  • Resolution ResDH(2005)88 concerning judgments of the European Court of Human Rights concerning the conviction of Muslim leaders in violation of their freedom of religion [English]
  • Fernandez Martinez v. Spain - Legal Summary, Section 3 Judgment [English]
  • Resolution, Act, or Declaration

  • The autonomy of churches and religious communities [English]
  • Chapter of Book or Treatise

  • 01. Edward M. Andries, Religious and Philosophical Norms in Constitutions of Germany and the United States, in Church Autonomy: A Comparative Perspective, Gerhard Robbers, ed. [English]
  • 02. Michael Ariens, Defining "Church" in American Law, in Church Autonomy: A Comparative Perspective, Gerhard Robbers, ed. [English]
  • 03. Sophie C. van Bijsterveld, Religious Liberty and Church Autonomy in the Netherlands, in Church Autonomy: A Comparative Perspective, Gerhard Robbers, ed. [English]
  • 04. Axel Freiherr von Campenhausen, Church Autonomy in Germany, in Church Autonomy: A Comparative Perspective, Gerhard Robbers, ed. [English]
  • 05. James Casey, Church Autonomy and Religious Liberty in Ireland: Preliminary Report, in Church Autonomy: A Comparative Perspective, Gerhard Robbers, ed. [English]
  • 06. Mark E. Chopko, Constitutional Protection for Church Autonomy: A Practitioner's View, in Church Autonomy: A Comparative Perspective, Gerhard Robbers, ed. [English]
  • 07. Perry Dane, The Varieties of Religious Autonomy, in Church Autonomy: A Comparative Perspective, Gerhard Robbers, ed. [English]
  • 08. Carl H. Esbeck, The American System of Church-State Relations (and its Bearing on Church Autonomy), in Church Autonomy: A Comparative Perspective, Gerhard Robbers, ed. [English]
  • 09. Edward McGlynn Gaffney, Jr., Religious Autonomy and the Exemption of Religious Organizations from Federal Taxation in the United States, in Church Autonomy: A Comparative Perspective, Gerhard Robbers, ed. [English]
  • 10. Frederick Mark Gedicks, Towards an LDS Understanding of Church Autonomy, in Church Autonomy: A Comparative Perspective, Gerhard Robbers, ed. [English]
  • 11. Mark Hill, Church Autonomy in the United Kingdom, in Church Autonomy: A Comparative Perspective, Gerhard Robbers, ed. [English]
  • 12. Merilin Kiviorg, Church Autonomy in Estonia, in Church Autonomy: A Comparative Perspective, Gerhard Robbers, ed. [English]
  • 13. Kurt T. Lash, Five Models of Church Autonomy: An Historical Look at Religious Liberty under the United States Constitution, in Church Autonomy: A Comparative Perspective, Gerhard Robbers, ed. [English]
  • 14. Gianni Long, Church Autonomy and Religious Liberty in Italy, in Church Autonomy: A Comparative Perspective, Gerhard Robbers, ed. [English]
  • 15. Javier Martínez-Torrón, Church Autonomy and Religious Liberty in Spain, in Church Autonomy: A Comparative Perspective, Gerhard Robbers, ed. [English]
  • 16. Piotr Mazurkiewicz, Autonomy of the Church and Freedom of Religion in Poland, in Church Autonomy: A Comparative Perspective, Gerhard Robbers, ed. [English]
  • 17. Roland Minnerath, Church Autonomy in Europe, in Church Autonomy: A Comparative Perspective, Gerhard Robbers, ed. [English]
  • 18. Viggo Mortensen, Church Autonomy and Religious Liberty in Denmark, in Church Autonomy: A Comparative Perspective, Gerhard Robbers, ed. [English]
  • 19. Craig B. Mousin, State Constitution within the United State and the Autonomy of Religious Institutions, in Church Autonomy: A Comparative Perspective, Gerhard Robbers, ed. [English]
  • 20. Charalambos K. Papastathis, Religious Self-Administration in the Hellenic Republic, in Church Autonomy: A Comparative Perspective, Gerhard Robbers, ed. [English]
  • 21. Alexis Pauly, State and Church in Luxembourg, in Church Autonomy: A Comparative Perspective, Gerhard Robbers, ed. [English]
  • 22. Ingvill Thorson Plesner, State Church and Church Autonomy in Norway, in Church Autonomy: A Comparative Perspective, Gerhard Robbers, ed. [English]
  • 23. Roman Podoprigora, Church Autonomy in Kazakhstan, in Church Autonomy: A Comparative Perspective, Gerhard Robbers, ed. [English]
  • 24. Almudena Rodriguez Moya, Caritas in Spain: Its Evolution and Volunteers, in Church Autonomy: A Comparative Perspective, Gerhard Robbers, ed. [English]
  • 25. Peter Roudik, Church Autonomy in the Russian Federation, in Church Autonomy: A Comparative Perspective, Gerhard Robbers, ed. [English]
  • 26. Gregor A. Rutz, Church Autonomy and Religious Liberty in Switzerland, in Church Autonomy: A Comparative Perspective, Gerhard Robbers, ed. [English]
  • 27. Balázs Schanda, Church Autonomy and Religious Liberty - National Report on Hungary, in Church Autonomy: A Comparative Perspective, Gerhard Robbers, ed. [English]
  • 28. Brigitte Schinkele, Church Autonomy in Austria, in Church Autonomy: A Comparative Perspective, Gerhard Robbers, ed. [English]
  • 29. Jose de Sousa e Brito, Project of Law on Religious Freedom, in Church Autonomy: A Comparative Perspective, Gerhard Robbers, ed. [English]
  • 30. Rik Torfs, Church Autonomy in Belgium, in Church Autonomy: A Comparative Perspective, Gerhard Robbers, ed. [English]
  • 31. Jiří Rajmund Tretera, Church Autonomy in the Czech Republic, in Church Autonomy: A Comparative Perspective, Gerhard Robbers, ed. [English]
  • 32. Johan D. van der Vyver, Sphere Sovereignty of Religious Institutions: A Contemporary Calvinistic Theory of Church-State Relations, in Church Autonomy: A Comparative Perspective, Gerhard Robbers, ed. [English]
  • 33. [Appendix] W. Cole Durham, Jr., The Right to Autonomy in Religious Affairs: A Comparative View, in Church Autonomy: A Comparative Perspective, Gerhard Robbers, ed. [English]
  • 33a. W. Cole Durham, Jr., The Right to Autonomy in Religious Affairs: A Comparative View (Appendix), in Church Autonomy: A Comparative Survey, Robbers, ed. [English]
  • 00. Table of Contents - Gerhard Robbers, Church Autonomy: A Comparative Perspective [English]
  • News Article, Press Release, or Newsletter

  • El "principio de autonomía" de la Iglesia Católica ante el Tribunal Europeo de Derechos Humanos - Grégor Puppinck [Spanish]
  • Cour européenne : Une belle victoire pour la liberté de l’Eglise - Grégor Puppinck [French]
  • European Court of Human Rights: a significant victory for the freedom of the Church - Grégor Puppinck [English]
  • Commentary

  • CEDH Fernández Martínez - Sintesis de las observaciones del ECLJ - Nov 2011 [Spanish]
  • Analysis of Sindicatul 'Păstorul cel Bun' v. Romania - Eric Rassbach & Diana Verm, The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty [English]
  • The Question of Church Autonomy in Affaire Sindicatul Păstorul cel bun c. Roumanie - Roger Kiska, ADF [English]
  • Европейский суд по правам человека принял решение, игнорирующее канонические нормы Румынской Православной Церкви и противоречащее национальному законодательству Румынии о культах - Russian Orthodox Church [Russian]
  • Critica hotărârii CEDO cu privire la Sindicatul Pastorul cel bun impotriva Romaniei (nr. 2330/09) [Romanian]
  • European Court Issues Rulings in Two German Church Employment Cases [English]