Article 11 - Freedom of assembly and association

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Cases selected for updating the Case-Law Guide.

Hoppen and trade union of AB Amber Grid employees v. Lithuania, no. 976/20

17/01/23

Alleged discriminatory dismissal of trade union leader on grounds of his union activities.
Judgment | Legal Summary


Peradze and Others v. Georgia, no. 5631/16

15/12/22

Applicants’ arrest and conviction for an administrative offence of disorderly conduct during public demonstration, namely holding banners with a lewd slogan.
Judgment


Çiçek and Others v. Türkiye, nos. 48694/10 and 4 others

22/11/22

Conviction and prison sentencing for taking part in demonstrations with clashes. Applicability and merits.
Judgment


Association of Civil Servants and Union for Collective Bargaining v. Germany, nos. 815/18 and 4 others

05/07/22

Legislation regulating trade union collective agreements.
Judgment | Legal Summary


Ecodefence and Others v. Russia, nos. 9988/13 and 60 others

14/06/22

Application of Foreign Agents Act to non-governmental organisations and their directors.
Judgment | Legal Summary


Taganrog LRO and Others v. Russia, nos. 32401/10 and 19 others

07/06/22

Policy of intolerance by authorities against Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Judgment


Straume v. Latvia, no. 59402/14

02/06/22

Reprisal measures and dismissal in reaction to a letter signed as trade-union chair on behalf of the Trade Union.
Judgment | Legal Summary


Yeşiller ve Sol Gelecek Partisi v. Turkey, no. 41955/14

10/05/22

Political party refused to hold a congress in certain towns.
Judgment | Legal Summary


Vlahov v. Croatia, no. 31163/13

05/05/22

Criminal conviction of trade union representative for not admitting would-be members to join.
Judgment | Legal Summary


Bumbeș v. Romania, no. 18079/15

03/05/22

Activist fined for a short and peaceful gathering, without prior notice, after handcuffing, with three other persons, to a government barrier in protest against a mining project.
Judgment Legal Summary


Silgir v. Turkey, no. 60389/10

03/05/22

Prison sentence for having brandished a poster with a photograph of A. Öcalan during a march along an unauthorised route.
Judgment


Communauté genevoise d'action syndicale (CGAS) v. Switzerland, no. 21881/20 (pending before the GC)

15/03/22

General ban on public gatherings for two and a half months at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Judgment | Legal Summary


Ekrem Can and Others v. Turkey, no. 10613/10

08/03/22

Non-violent protest in a courthouse disturbing the orderly administration of the public service.
Judgment | Legal Summary


Barış and Others v. Turkey (dec.), nos. 66828/16 and 31 others

14/12/21

Applicability: a strike action undertaken outside trade union activity.
Decision | Legal Summary


Yakut Republican Trade-Union Federation v. Russia, no. 29582/09

07/12/21

Applicability: working prisoners and the right to join and form trade unions.
Judgment | Legal Summary


Yefimov and Youth Human Rights Group v. Russia, nos. 12385/15 and 51619/15

07/12/21

Requirement to remove person suspected of an extremist offence from participation in the applicant association and subsequent dissolution.
Judgment | Legal Summary


Centre of Societies for Krishna Consciousness in Russia and Frolov v. Russia, no. 37477/11

23/11/21

Refusal to allow peaceful public religious events.
Judgment | Legal Summary


Barseghyan v. Armenia, no. 17804/09

21/09/21

Reliance on situation in capital to justify a blanket ban on assembly in another city.
Judgment


Savenko and Others v. Russia, no. 13918/06

14/09/21

Dissolution of an association for non-compliance with formal requirements and refusal to register a political party.
Judgment


Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (LO) and Norwegian Transport Workers’ Union (NTF) v. Norway, no. 45487/17

10/06/21

Ruling finding union boycott unlawful under EEA law. Applicability and merits.
Judgment | Legal Summary


Association ACCEPT and Others v. Romania, no. 19237/16

01/06/21

Disruption of a film screening rescheduled for a later date by the applicant association.
Judgment | Legal Summary


Shmorgunov and Others v. Ukraine, nos. 15367/14 and 13 others

21/01/21

Deliberate strategy to stop initially peaceful protest through excessive force resulting in escalation of violence and multiple abuses by non-State agents hired by police. Applicability and merits.
Judgment | Legal Summary


Croatian Golf Federation v. Croatia, no. 66994/14

17/12/20

Dissolution of applicant association due to bankruptcy proceedings against it, despite agreement in those proceedings to restructure, preserve and continue its activities.
Judgment


Berkman v. Russia, no. 46712/15

01/12/20

Police failure to ensure LGBTI event disrupted by counter-demonstrators proceeded peacefully, in breach of State’s positive obligations.
Judgment | Legal Summary


Navalnyy and Gunko v. Russia, no. 75186/12

10/11/20

Arrest and conviction for administrative offences during a rally.
Judgment


The Religious Denomination of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Bulgaria v. Bulgaria, no. 5301/11

10/11/20

Measures by municipality and court decisions preventing construction of a house of worship on its own land.
Judgment


Zakharov and Varzhabetyan v. Russia, nos. 35880/14 and 75926/17

13/10/20

Police brutality against peaceful participants of a political rally.
Judgment | Legal Summary


Ayoub and Others v. France, nos. 77400/14 and 2 others

08/10/20

Dissolution of a paramilitary-type far-right association following violence and public-order disturbances by its members.
Judgment | Legal Summary


Laguna Guzman v. Spain, no. 41462/17

06/10/20

Protestor injured during forceful police dispersal of informal gathering after demonstration.
Judgment


Yordanovi v. Bulgaria, no. 11157/11

03/09/20

Criminal proceedings vis-à-vis attempt to set up political party on religious basis.
JudgmentLegal Summary


Adana TAYAD v. Turkey, no. 59835/10

21/07/20

Dissolution of an association, on the grounds of illegal activities of certain members of its board of directors, before final decision on those offences.
Judgment


Hakim Aydın v. Turkey, no. 4048/09

26/05/20

Unlawful detention following a number of peaceful public events in a campaign for the use of mother tongue in education.
Judgment


Kemal Çetin v. Turkey, no. 3704/13

26/05/20

Criminal conviction of the organiser of a demonstration for the actions of certain participants.
Judgment


Ignatencu and the Romanian Communist Party (PCR) v. Romania, no. 78635/13

05/05/20

Refusal to register a political party declaring itself as the successor to the communist party dissolved in 1989 for imposing a totalitarian regime.
Judgment | Legal Summary


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