Dimitrova v Bulgaria: Application no 15452/07: European Court of Human Rights (Fourth Section); Raimondi (President); Hirvelä, Bianku, Tsotsoria, Mahoney, Wojtyczek, JJ; Panova, ad hoc judge: 10 February 2015

Pywell, Stephanie (2015). Dimitrova v Bulgaria: Application no 15452/07: European Court of Human Rights (Fourth Section); Raimondi (President); Hirvelä, Bianku, Tsotsoria, Mahoney, Wojtyczek, JJ; Panova, ad hoc judge: 10 February 2015. Oxford Journal of Law and Religion, 4(3) pp. 542–543.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/ojlr/rwv031

Abstract

Note on a case from the European Court of Human Rights regarding an individual's right to manifest her religion in her own home, and the state's duty to provide a remedy if that right were breached.

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  • 2047-0789
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  • Human rights – Freedom of religion or belief – Determination of civil rights and obligations ‘within a reasonable time’ – Effective remedy for violation of Convention rights – Public prosecutor instructing police in 1995 to restrict religious organization’s access to places where it could hold meetings based on concern that the organization’s influence upon its members could lead to an increased risk of psychological problems – Religious organization meeting in members’ homes – Police search of home and seizure of property of member of religious organization declared unlawful by national courts – No damages awarded because police had acted on prosecutor’s orders – Whether state had provided a determination of applicant’s civil rights and obligations ‘within a reasonable time’ – Whether applicant’s right to freedom of religion or belief had been breached – Whether applicant had been denied an effective remedy – European Convention on Human Rights, arts 6 § 1, 9, and 9 § 2 in conjunction with art 13.
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  • Stephanie Pywell

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