Judgment concerning Turkey


In the case of İzzettin Doğan and Others v. Turkey, the Court held that there had been a violation of the right to freedom of religion and the prohibition of discrimination.

The applicants, 203 Turkish nationals who are members of the Alevi religious community, complained about the authorities’ refusal to provide public services in religious matters to Alevi citizens and considered that they are subjected to discriminatory treatment in comparison to citizens who belong to the Sunni branch of Islam.

The Court held that the authorities’ refusal amounted to a lack of recognition of the religious nature of the Alevi faith and its religious practice. It also held that the applicants, as Alevis, were subjected to a difference in treatment for which there was no objective and reasonable justification.

Press release Delivery of the judgment

Webcast of the hearing (03/06/2015) Factsheet - Freedom of religion Country profile - Turkey

Grand Chamber


  • Forthcoming hearing


    On 25 May 2016, the Court will be holding a Grand Chamber hearing in the case of V. M. and Others v. Belgium.

    The Case concerns the reception conditions of a family of Serbian nationals seeking asylum in Belgium. Following an order to leave the country and despite their appeals against the measure, the applicants were left without basic means of subsistence and were obliged to return to their country of origin, where their severely disabled child died.

    Press release

    Cases pending before the Grand Chamber

  • Grand Chamber hearing concerning the Russian Federation

    Grand Chamber hearing concerning the Russian Federation

    The Court held a Grand Chamber hearing in the case of Khamtokhu and Aksenchik v. Russia.

    The applicants, both of whom had been sentenced to life imprisonment for serious crimes, submit that they were victims of discrimination as male adults, over against other categories of convicted persons exempted by law from life sentences.

    Press Release

    Factsheet - Gender equality

    Country profile - Russia

    Webcast of the hearing



  • Judgment concerning Turkey


    In the case of Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi v. Turkey, the Court held that there had been a violation of freedom of assembly and association.

    The case concerned the confiscation of a substantial part of the assets of Turkey’s main opposition party, Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi, by the Constitutional Court following an inspection of its accounts for the years 2007 to 2009.

    Press release

    Factsheet - Political parties and associations


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