Court Judgements


Cases against Greece

 

VIOLATIONS OF FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION

 

·         Ouranio Toxo and Others vs. Greece(ECtHR, 20 October 2005).

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) found a violation of the European Convention of Human Rights when Greek authorities by their acts and omissions did not protect the members of the Rainbow Party (Vinozito) from attack after they displayed a bilingual sign (Macedonian and Greek) of the name of their party at their office in the town of Florina-Lerin.

 

·         Sideropoulos and Others vs. Greece (ECtHR, 10 July 1998).

 

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) found a violation of the European Convention of Human Rights when Greek authorities denied an application to register an association named the “Home of Macedonian Culture”.


 

Cases against Bulgaria

 

VIOLATION OF FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION

 

·         United Macedonian Organisation Ilinden PIRIN vs. Bulgaria (ECtHR, 20 October 2005).

 

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) found a violation of the European Convention of Human Rights when Bulgarian authorities deregistered the United Macedonian Organisation “Ilinden” PIRIN, a previous registered political party in Bulgaria supporting the recognition of the Macedonian minority in the country.

 

 

·         United Macedonian Organisation Ilinden and Ivanov vs. Bulgaria (ECtHR, 20 October 2005).

 

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) found a violation of the European Convention of Human Rights when Bulgarian authorities deregistered a cultural association named the United Macedonian Organisation Ilinden.

 

 

VIOLATION OF FREEDOM OF ASSEMBLY

 

·         Stankov and the United Macedonian Organisation Ilinden vs. Bulgaria(ECtHR, 2 October 2001).

 

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) found a violation of the European Convention of Human Rights when Bulgarian authorities refused to allow the holding of various commemorative meetings in the period 1994-1997.


 

Cases against Australian governments

 

BREECH OF THE RACIAL DISCRIMINATION ACT

 

·         Australian Macedonian Human Rights Committee vs. State of Victoria, (HREOC, 8 September 2000).

 

The Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (HREOC) found that the Victorian Government breeched the Racial Discrimination Act when in 1994 it decided to rename the Macedonian language to “Macedonian (Slavonic)”. Following the determination, the term Macedonian was restored.




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