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European Court of Human Rights: hearings in January 2013

04/01/2013

European Court of Human Rights: hearings in January 2013
European Court of Human Rights 

Strasbourg, 4 January 2013 - In January 2013, the Court will be holding a hearing in the case of Vallianatos and Others v. Greece, which concerns the legislation on “civil unions” that entered into force in Greece in November 2008. The applicants allege that these unions, comprising a “contract between two individuals of full age and of different sexes”, are discriminatory.

 

The Court will also be holding a hearing in the case of Fernández Martínez v. Spain, which concerns the decision not to renew the contract of a priest, who was married and had five children, to teach Catholic religion and ethics, following the publication of an article disclosing his membership of the “Movement for Optional Celibacy”. (more...)

 

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