Restricting the right to freedom of assembly : the case of Barankevich v Russia

Maranov, Roman (2007) Restricting the right to freedom of assembly : the case of Barankevich v Russia. EHRAC bulletin (8). p. 7.

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This article discusses restrictions on the freedom to worship in Russia. The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) judgment in Barankevich v Russia (No. 10519/03, 26/7/2007) was the first concerning freedom of assembly against the Russian Federation. In this case the local authorities refused permission to the pastor of the Christ’s Grace Church of Evangelical Christians to hold a service of worship in a park in the town of Chekhov. The appeal against this decision was ultimately dismissed on the grounds that the church was diff erent from those of the majority of local residents and a service could have led to discontent and public disorder. In its judgment the European Court considered the ban to have been unnecessary in a democratic society and found a violation of Art. 11 (freedom of assembly) interpreted in the light of Art. 9 (freedom of thought, conscience and religion).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: EHRAC bulletin; freedom of thought, conscience and religion; freedom of assembly; human rights violations; Russian Federation; Russia
Subjects: 200 Religion
300 Social sciences > 320 Political science
300 Social sciences > 340 Law
Department: Guildhall School of Business and Law
Depositing User: Mary Burslem
Date Deposited: 01 May 2015 14:02
Last Modified: 01 May 2015 14:03


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