Sacking of remarried teacher not a violation of Art 8 ECHR: Travaš v Croatia

The applicant was dismissed from two Roman Catholic teaching posts in state schools because he had divorced and remarried.

The background

Mr Travaš was issued with a canonical mandate to teach Roman Catholic religious education by the Rijeka Archdiocese and in September 2003 was offered an indefinite contract to teach the subject in two State high schools – where his salary was paid by the State. He had been married in a religious ceremony in December 2002; but he and his wife divorced and he remarried in a civil ceremony in March 2006. Continue reading